Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 March 2082 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2082 | March 2082

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

Waxing Crescent 7% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 7% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 27 February 2082 at 14:48.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1935".

Worm Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2082 after 12 days on 14 March 2082 at 16:45.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 7 March 2082 at 19:15
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 14 March 2082 at 16:45
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 21 March 2082 at 08:37
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 29 March 2082 at 09:05

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 1016 / 1969

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1016 of Meeus index or 1969 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.76 days

Length of current 1016 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 16 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2082. It is 1 hour and 19 minutes longer than next lunation 1017 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 32 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 31 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠154.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠154.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠179.1°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 08:00, this is 15 days after last perigee on 14 February 2082 at 17:46 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 15 March 2082 at 04:17 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 406 192 km

This apogee Moon is 406 192 km (252 396 mi) away from Earth. It is 784 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 517 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 27 February 2082 at 08:13 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 13 March 2082 at 11:29 in ♍ Virgo.

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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

8 days after previous South standstill on 21 February 2082 at 17:29 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.301°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.286° in the next northern standstill on 8 March 2082 at 11:16 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 14 March 2082 at 16:45 in ♍ Virgo, 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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