Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 2 March 2082 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 27 February 2082 at 14:48.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1935".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2082 after 12 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 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.
Length of current 1016 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 next lunation 1017 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 32 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 31 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠154.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠179.1°. 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 apogee on this date at 08:00, this is 15 days after last perigee on 14 February 2082 at 17:46 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 15 March 2082 at 04:17 in ♎ Libra.
This apogee Moon is 406 192 km (252 396 mi) away from Earth. It is 784 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 517 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
3 days after its ascending node on 27 February 2082 at 08:13 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 13 March 2082 at 11:29 in ♍ Virgo.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 21 February 2082 at 17:29 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.301°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.286° in the next northern standstill on 8 March 2082 at 11:16 in ♊ Gemini.
After 12 days on 14 March 2082 at 16:45 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.