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Moon phase on 7 January 2082 Wednesday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2082 | January 2082

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

First Quarter 53% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 53% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 7 January 2082 at 04:45 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1774"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2082 after 7 days on 14 January 2082 at 18:11.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 1014 / 1967

The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 5 January 2082 at 22:19 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 January 2082 at 16:31 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 404 057 km

Moon is 404 057 km (251 069 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 690 km (227 229 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 3 January 2082 at 19:51 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 January 2082 at 15:31 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 29 December 2081 at 05:56 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.138°. Next 5 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 7 days

After 7 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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