Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 16 March 2082 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 14 March 2082 at 16:45.
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 ∠22° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1928".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2082 after 27 days on 13 April 2082 at 01:45.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 15 March 2082 at 04:17 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 March 2082 at 11:30 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 363 770 km (226 036 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 577 km (252 635 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 13 March 2082 at 11:29 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 26 March 2082 at 13:54 in ♒ Aquarius.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 8 March 2082 at 11:16 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.286°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.248° in the next southern standstill on 20 March 2082 at 23:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 12 days on 29 March 2082 at 09:05 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.