Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 1 December 2082 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2082 | December 2082

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

Waxing Gibbous 87% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 87% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 27 November 2082 at 04:07.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♈ Aries

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♉ Taurus later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1946".

Cold Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2082 after 3 days on 5 December 2082 at 08:57.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 1025 / 1978

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1025 of Meeus index or 1978 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 51 minutes. It is 1 hour and 48 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 53 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 16 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠13.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠13.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠31°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 21:23. It is 12 days after previous perigee on 19 November 2082 at 09:39 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 16 days, until point of next perigee on 17 December 2082 at 18:03 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 405 910 km

This apogee Moon is 405 910 km (252 221 mi) away from Earth. It is 502 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 799 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

5 days after ascending node on 26 November 2082 at 01:01 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 10 December 2082 at 14:39 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

5 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

9 days since the previous standstill on 21 November 2082 at 22:04 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.458°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.402° at the point of next northern standstill on 6 December 2082 at 05:19 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 5 December 2082 at 08:57 in ♊ Gemini 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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