Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 16 May 2082 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2082 | May 2082

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

Waning Gibbous 79% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 79% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 12 May 2082 at 09:49.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1863"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1863" and ∠1897".

Flower Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2082 after 25 days on 10 June 2082 at 17:55.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 19 May 2082 at 12:58
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 27 May 2082 at 16:47
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 4 June 2082 at 02:01
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 10 June 2082 at 17:55

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 1018 / 1971

The Moon is 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1018 of Meeus index or 1971 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.61 days

Length of current 1018 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 45 minutes. It is 2 hours and 16 minutes longer than next lunation 1019 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 1 minute longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 2 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠203.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠203.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠231.3°. 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 after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 11 May 2082 at 00:30 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 May 2082 at 04:39 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 384 840 km

Moon is 384 840 km (239 128 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 425 km (251 919 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 7 May 2082 at 01:12 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 May 2082 at 18:38 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 14 May 2082 at 17:09 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.907°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.839° in the next northern standstill on 29 May 2082 at 04:33 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 27 May 2082 at 16:47 in ♊ Gemini, 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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