Quarter* ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 20 March 2082 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days 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 ∠20° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1905" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2082 after 23 days on 13 April 2082 at 01:45.
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 21 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°).
5 days 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 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 March 2082 at 11:30 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 376 181 km (233 748 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 577 km (252 635 mi).
7 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 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 26 March 2082 at 13:54 in ♒ Aquarius.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 23:38 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.248°. Next 15 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.159° in its northern standstill point on 4 April 2082 at 18:02 in ♊ Gemini.
After 8 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.