Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 January 2082 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2082 | January 2082

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 18% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 18% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 30 December 2081 at 04:28.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon is entering ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1779"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1779" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2082 after 11 days on 14 January 2082 at 18:11.

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 1014 / 1967

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1014 of Meeus index or 1967 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.68 days

Length of current 1014 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 18 minutes. It is 1 hour and 44 minutes shorter than next lunation 1015 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 29 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠84.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠84.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠122.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before apogee

12 days after point of perigee on 22 December 2081 at 10:49 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 January 2082 at 22:19 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 402 916 km

Moon is 402 916 km (250 360 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 473 km (251 328 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 19:51 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 17 January 2082 at 15:31 in ♌ Leo.

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New draconic month

At 19:51 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 29 December 2081 at 05:56 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.138°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.182° in the next northern standstill on 12 January 2082 at 16:51 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 14 January 2082 at 18:11 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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