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Moon phase on 29 October 2082 Thursday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2082 | October 2082

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 60% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 60% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 28 October 2082 at 12:13 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1844"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1844" and ∠1932".

Beaver Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2082 after 7 days on 5 November 2082 at 14:38.

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 1024 / 1977

The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1024 of Meeus index or 1977 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

Length of current 1024 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 29 minutes. It is 1 hour and 22 minutes shorter than next lunation 1025 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 15 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 54 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠358°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠358°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠13.3°. 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 apogee

7 days after point of perigee on 21 October 2082 at 21:44 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 4 November 2082 at 15:15 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 388 803 km

Moon is 388 803 km (241 591 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 429 km (252 543 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 23:42 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 15 days to meet descending node on 13 November 2082 at 14:12 in ♌ Leo.

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New draconic month

At 23:42 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after southern standstill

3 days after previous South standstill on 25 October 2082 at 12:18 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.625°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.510° in the next northern standstill on 9 November 2082 at 00:08 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 5 November 2082 at 14:38 in ♉ Taurus, 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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