Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 13 March 2082 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2082 | March 2082

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

Waxing Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 7 March 2082 at 19:15.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1958"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1958" and ∠1930".

Worm Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2082 after 1 day on 14 March 2082 at 16:45.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 6 April 2082 at 09:02

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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 before perigee

11 days after point of apogee on 2 March 2082 at 08:00 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 March 2082 at 04:17 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 366 072 km

Moon is 366 072 km (227 467 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 173 km (221 937 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♍ Virgo at 11:29 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 26 March 2082 at 13:54 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

5 days after previous North standstill on 8 March 2082 at 11:16 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.286°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.248° in the next southern standstill on 20 March 2082 at 23:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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