Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 17 January 2082 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 14 January 2082 at 18:11.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2082 after 26 days on 13 February 2082 at 06:16.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee on this date at 16:31, this is 11 days after last apogee on 5 January 2082 at 22:19 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 2 February 2082 at 18:11 in ♈ Aries.
This perigee Moon is 365 690 km (227 229 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 182 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 4 666 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♌ Leo at 15:31 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 31 January 2082 at 01:22 in ♓ Pisces.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 12 January 2082 at 16:51 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.182°. Next 8 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.
After 11 days on 28 January 2082 at 20:46 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.