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Moon phase on 8 March 2082 Sunday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2082 | March 2082

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 57% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 57% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 7 March 2082 at 19:15 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1851"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1851" and ∠1932".

Worm Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2082 after 6 days on 14 March 2082 at 16:45.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 6 April 2082 at 09:02

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 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 after apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 2 March 2082 at 08:00 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 15 March 2082 at 04:17 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 387 290 km

The Moon is 387 290 km (240 651 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 173 km (221 937 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after ascending node on 27 February 2082 at 08:13 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 4 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

9 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 at northern standstill

At 11:16 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠28.286°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2082. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-28.248° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 20 March 2082 at 23:38.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 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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