Gibbous ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 15 January 2082 Thursday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1927" and ∠1951".
The Full Moon this days is the Wolf of January 2082.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 5 January 2082 at 22:19 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 January 2082 at 16:31 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 371 922 km (231 102 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 690 km (227 229 mi).
11 days 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 January 2082 at 15:31 in ♌ Leo.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 12 January 2082 at 16:51 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.182°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.230° in the next southern standstill on 25 January 2082 at 12:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.