Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 1 May 2082 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 28 April 2082 at 02:02.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1828" and ∠1904".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2082 after 10 days on 12 May 2082 at 09:49.
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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1018 of Meeus index or 1971 from Brown series.
Length of current 1018 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 45 minutes. It is 2 hours and 16 minutes longer than next lunation 1019 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 1 minute longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 2 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠203.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠231.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
5 days after point of apogee on 25 April 2082 at 15:39 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 11 May 2082 at 00:30 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 392 157 km (243 675 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 931 km (223 651 mi).
8 days after its ascending node on 22 April 2082 at 17:02 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 7 May 2082 at 01:12 in ♍ Virgo.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 23:20 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠27.970°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-27.907° in its southern standstill point on 14 May 2082 at 17:09 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 10 days on 12 May 2082 at 09:49 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.