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Moon phase on 4 July 2082 Saturday is First Quarter, 9 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 64% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 3 July 2082 at 06:59 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2082 after 5 days on 10 July 2082 at 03:10.
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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1020 of Meeus index or 1973 from Brown series.
Length of current 1020 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 38 minutes. It is 1 hour and 14 minutes longer than next lunation 1021 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 6 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 3 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠265.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠298.1°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 20:11, this is 14 days after last apogee on 19 June 2082 at 21:53 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 17 July 2082 at 16:24 in ♈ Aries.
This perigee Moon is 369 135 km (229 370 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest perigee of 2082. It is 6 627 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 221 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
4 days after its descending node on 30 June 2082 at 03:43 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 July 2082 at 02:53 in ♒ Aquarius.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 25 June 2082 at 10:57 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.827°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.861° in the next southern standstill on 8 July 2082 at 10:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 5 days on 10 July 2082 at 03:10 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.