Quarter* ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 18 February 2082 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days 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 ∠12° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1954" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2082 after 24 days on 14 March 2082 at 16:45.
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 20 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 14 February 2082 at 17:46 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 2 March 2082 at 08:00 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 366 924 km (227 996 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 192 km (252 396 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 14 February 2082 at 00:16 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 February 2082 at 08:13 in ♓ Pisces.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 9 February 2082 at 02:32 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.278°. Next 3 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 9 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.