Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 2 October 2082 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2082 | October 2082

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

Waxing Gibbous 83% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 83% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 29 September 2082 at 00:34.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1832"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1832" and ∠1918".

Hunter Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2082 after 4 days on 6 October 2082 at 20:48.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 1023 / 1976

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1023 of Meeus index or 1976 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.37 days

Length of current 1023 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 47 minutes. It is 42 minutes shorter than next lunation 1024 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 57 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 12 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠342.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠342.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠358°. 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 23 September 2082 at 11:21 in ♎ Libra. 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 8 October 2082 at 14:12 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 391 177 km

Moon is 391 177 km (243 066 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 382 km (252 514 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 22:05 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 17 October 2082 at 11:28 in ♌ Leo.

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New draconic month

At 22:05 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 28 September 2082 at 04:25 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.825°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.713° in the next northern standstill on 12 October 2082 at 18:49 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 6 October 2082 at 20:48 in ♈ Aries, 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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