Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 3 January 2082 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 30 December 2081 at 04:28.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1779" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2082 after 11 days on 14 January 2082 at 18:11.
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.
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 1014 of Meeus index or 1967 from Brown series.
Length of current 1014 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 18 minutes. It is 1 hour and 44 minutes shorter than next lunation 1015 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 29 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠84.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠122.6°. 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°).
12 days after point of perigee on 22 December 2081 at 10:49 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 January 2082 at 22:19 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 402 916 km (250 360 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 473 km (251 328 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 19:51 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 January 2082 at 15:31 in ♌ Leo.
At 19:51 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
5 days after previous South standstill on 29 December 2081 at 05:56 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.138°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.182° in the next northern standstill on 12 January 2082 at 16:51 in ♊ Gemini.
After 11 days on 14 January 2082 at 18:11 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.