Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 March 2082 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2082 | March 2082

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 7% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 7% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 27 February 2082 at 14:48.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1935".

Worm Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2082 after 12 days on 14 March 2082 at 16:45.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 7 March 2082 at 19:15
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 14 March 2082 at 16:45
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 21 March 2082 at 08:37
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 29 March 2082 at 09:05

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 1016 / 1969

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1016 of Meeus index or 1969 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.76 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 16 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2082. It is 1 hour and 19 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 32 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 31 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠154.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠154.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠179.1°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 08:00. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 14 February 2082 at 17:46 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next perigee on 15 March 2082 at 04:17 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 406 192 km

This apogee Moon is 406 192 km (252 396 mi) away from Earth. It is 784 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 517 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

3 days after ascending node on 27 February 2082 at 08:13 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 13 March 2082 at 11:29 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

3 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 21 February 2082 at 17:29 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.301°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.286° at the point of next northern standstill on 8 March 2082 at 11:16 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 14 March 2082 at 16:45 in ♍ Virgo the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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