Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 April 2082 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2082 | April 2082

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

Waxing Crescent 15% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 15% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 29 March 2082 at 09:05.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♊ Gemini later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1800"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1800" and ∠1919".

Pink Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2082 after 10 days on 13 April 2082 at 01:45.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 6 April 2082 at 09:02
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 13 April 2082 at 01:45
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 19 April 2082 at 21:46
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 28 April 2082 at 02:02

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 1017 / 1970

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1017 of Meeus index or 1970 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.71 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 57 minutes. It is 2 hours and 12 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 13 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 50 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠179.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠179.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠203.1°.

Moon after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 29 March 2082 at 11:30 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 12 April 2082 at 15:53 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 398 145 km

The Moon is 398 145 km (247 396 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 104 km (221 894 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 days after ascending node on 26 March 2082 at 13:54 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 9 April 2082 at 20:43 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

6 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

12 days since the previous standstill on 20 March 2082 at 23:38 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.248°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.159° at the point of next northern standstill on 4 April 2082 at 18:02 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 days on 13 April 2082 at 01:45 in ♎ Libra 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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