Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 4 August 2082 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 1 August 2082 at 11:21.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1924" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2082 after 4 days on 8 August 2082 at 14:33.
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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1021 of Meeus index or 1974 from Brown series.
Length of current 1021 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 24 minutes. It is 38 minutes longer than next lunation 1022 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 20 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 49 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠298.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠323.3°. 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 perigee on 29 July 2082 at 23:55 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 August 2082 at 10:53 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 372 556 km (231 496 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 704 km (251 471 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 27 July 2082 at 09:04 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 August 2082 at 10:22 in ♒ Aquarius.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 16:48 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-27.934°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠27.949° in its northern standstill point on 19 August 2082 at 03:43 in ♊ Gemini.
After 4 days on 8 August 2082 at 14:33 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.