Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 22 April 2082 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2082 | April 2082

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

Waning Crescent 26% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 26% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 19 April 2082 at 21:46.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon is entering ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1792"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1792" and ∠1908".

Flower Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2082 after 19 days on 12 May 2082 at 09:49.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 28 April 2082 at 02:02
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 5 May 2082 at 19:04
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 12 May 2082 at 09:49
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 19 May 2082 at 12:58

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 1017 / 1970

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1017 of Meeus index or 1970 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.71 days

Length of current 1017 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 57 minutes. It is 2 hours and 12 minutes longer than next lunation 1018 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 13 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 50 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠179.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠179.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠203.1°. 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°).

Moon before apogee

9 days after point of perigee on 12 April 2082 at 15:53 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 25 April 2082 at 15:39 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 400 046 km

Moon is 400 046 km (248 577 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 316 km (252 473 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 17:02 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 7 May 2082 at 01:12 in ♍ Virgo.

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New draconic month

At 17:02 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 17 April 2082 at 07:41 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.081°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.970° in the next northern standstill on 1 May 2082 at 23:20 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 28 April 2082 at 02:02 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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