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Moon phase on 13 December 2082 Sunday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2082 | December 2082

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

Last Quarter 44% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 44% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 12 December 2082 at 23:51 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♎ Libra later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1950"

Lunar disc appears visually 0% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1950" and ∠1949".

Wolf Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2083 after 21 days on 4 January 2083 at 02:32.

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 1025 / 1978

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1025 of Meeus index or 1978 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

Length of current 1025 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 51 minutes. It is 1 hour and 48 minutes shorter than next lunation 1026 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 53 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 16 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠13.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠13.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠31°. 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 1 December 2082 at 21:23 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 December 2082 at 18:03 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 367 676 km

Moon is 367 676 km (228 463 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 976 km (224 921 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 10 December 2082 at 14:39 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 23 December 2082 at 05:41 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

17 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 before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 6 December 2082 at 05:19 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.402°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.412° in the next southern standstill on 19 December 2082 at 08:21 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 19 December 2082 at 15:11 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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