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Moon phase on 6 April 2082 Monday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2082 | April 2082

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

First Quarter 51% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 51% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 6 April 2082 at 09:02 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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1884"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1884" and ∠1917".

Pink Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2082 after 6 days on 13 April 2082 at 01:45.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 5 May 2082 at 19:04

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 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 before apogee

8 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 6 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 380 411 km

The Moon is 380 411 km (236 376 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 104 km (221 894 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after ascending node on 26 March 2082 at 13:54 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 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

10 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 after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 4 April 2082 at 18:02 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.159°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.081° at the point of next southern standstill on 17 April 2082 at 07:41 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 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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