Moon* ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 31 December 2032 Friday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 24 December 2032 at 20:39.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1892" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2033 after 15 days on 15 January 2033 at 13:07.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 407 of Meeus index or 1360 from Brown series.
Length of current 407 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 24 minutes. It is 1 hour and 41 minutes longer than next lunation 408 length.
Length of current synodic month is 40 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 23 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠286.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠315.8°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
8 days after point of apogee on 23 December 2032 at 11:34 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 4 January 2033 at 05:24 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 378 757 km (235 349 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 354 km (227 020 mi).
4 days after its ascending node on 26 December 2032 at 21:36 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 January 2033 at 18:31 in ♈ Aries.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 03:26 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-19.115°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠19.075° in its northern standstill point on 13 January 2033 at 00:33 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day on 1 January 2033 at 10:17 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.