Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 30 December 2082 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2082 | December 2082

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

Waxing Gibbous 81% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 81% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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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 26 December 2082 at 23:37.

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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 4 days

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

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 1026 / 1979

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 29 December 2082 at 13:39 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 January 2083 at 11:19 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 405 306 km

Moon is 405 306 km (251 845 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 634 km (228 437 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after its ascending node on 23 December 2082 at 05:41 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 6 January 2083 at 17:32 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 19 December 2082 at 08:21 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.412°. Next 2 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 4 days

After 4 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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