Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 19 December 2082 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1941" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2083 after 15 days on 4 January 2083 at 02:32.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 15:11 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1026 of Meeus index or 1979 from Brown series.
29 days, 12 hours and 39 minutes is the length of new lunation 1026. It is 1 hour and 46 minutes shorter than next lunation 1027 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 4 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠31°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠55.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
1 day after point of perigee on 17 December 2082 at 18:03 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 December 2082 at 13:39 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 369 356 km (229 507 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 040 km (251 680 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 10 December 2082 at 14:39 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 23 December 2082 at 05:41 in ♒ Aquarius.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 08:21 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-27.412°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2082. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠27.424° in its northern standstill point on 2 January 2083 at 11:49 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.