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Moon phase on 24 December 2032 Friday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2032 | December 2032

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 53% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 53% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 24 December 2032 at 20:39 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♎ Libra later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1771"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2033 after 22 days on 15 January 2033 at 13:07.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 407 / 1360

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 407 of Meeus index or 1360 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.56 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 24 minutes. It is 1 hour and 41 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 40 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 23 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠286.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠286.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠315.8°.

Moon after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 23 December 2032 at 11:34 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 4 January 2033 at 05:24 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 404 823 km

The Moon is 404 823 km (251 545 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 365 354 km (227 020 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after descending node on 12 December 2032 at 17:34 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 26 December 2032 at 21:36 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

24 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days since the previous standstill on 16 December 2032 at 16:10 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.141°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.115° at the point of next southern standstill on 31 December 2032 at 03:26 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 1 January 2033 at 10:17 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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