Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 5 January 2082 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 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.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2082 after 9 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 6 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 22:19, this is 14 days after last perigee on 22 December 2081 at 10:49 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 17 January 2082 at 16:31 in ♌ Leo.
This apogee Moon is 404 473 km (251 328 mi) away from Earth. It is 935 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 236 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
1 day after its ascending node on 3 January 2082 at 19:51 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 January 2082 at 15:31 in ♌ Leo.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 29 December 2081 at 05:56 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.138°. Next 7 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 9 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.