Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 14 February 2082 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 13 February 2082 at 06:16.
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 about ∠13° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2082 after 28 days on 14 March 2082 at 16:45.
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.
The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1015 of Meeus index or 1968 from Brown series.
Length of current 1015 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 2 minutes. It is 14 minutes shorter than next lunation 1016 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 45 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠122.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠154.1°. 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 17:46, this is 11 days after last apogee on 2 February 2082 at 18:11 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 2 March 2082 at 08:00 in ♈ Aries.
This perigee Moon is 360 321 km (223 893 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 187 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 035 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♍ Virgo at 00:16 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 27 February 2082 at 08:13 in ♓ Pisces.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 9 February 2082 at 02:32 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.278°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.301° in the next southern standstill on 21 February 2082 at 17:29 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 13 days on 27 February 2082 at 14:48 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.