Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 23 December 2082 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 19 December 2082 at 15:11.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1849" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2083 after 11 days on 4 January 2083 at 02:32.
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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1026 of Meeus index or 1979 from Brown series.
Length of current 1026 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 39 minutes. 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°).
5 days 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 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 December 2082 at 13:39 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 387 609 km (240 849 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 040 km (251 680 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 05:41 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 6 January 2083 at 17:32 in ♌ Leo.
At 05:41 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
4 days after previous South standstill on 19 December 2082 at 08:21 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.412°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.424° in the next northern standstill on 2 January 2083 at 11:49 in ♊ Gemini.
After 11 days on 4 January 2083 at 02:32 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.