Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 December 2082 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2082 | December 2082

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

Waxing Crescent 18% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 18% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 19 December 2082 at 15:11.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1849"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1849" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2083 after 11 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 1026 / 1979

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1026 of Meeus index or 1979 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

Length of current 1026 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 39 minutes. It is 1 hour and 46 minutes shorter than next lunation 1027 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 4 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠31°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠31°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠55.2°. 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 after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 17 December 2082 at 18:03 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 29 December 2082 at 13:39 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 387 609 km

Moon is 387 609 km (240 849 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 040 km (251 680 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 05:41 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 6 January 2083 at 17:32 in ♌ Leo.

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New draconic month

At 05:41 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 19 December 2082 at 08:21 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.412°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.424° in the next northern standstill on 2 January 2083 at 11:49 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 4 January 2083 at 02:32 in ♋ Cancer, 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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