Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 2 January 2083 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2083 | January 2083

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

Waxing Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 26 December 2082 at 23:37.

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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1795"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1795" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2083 after 1 day on 4 January 2083 at 02:32.

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 1026 / 1979

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1026 of Meeus index or 1979 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 39 minutes. It is 1 hour and 46 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 5 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 4 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠31°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠31°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠55.2°.

Moon after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 29 December 2082 at 13:39 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 14 January 2083 at 11:19 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 399 291 km

The Moon is 399 291 km (248 108 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 634 km (228 437 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after ascending node on 23 December 2082 at 05:41 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 6 January 2083 at 17:32 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

10 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 at northern standstill

At 11:49 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠27.424°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-27.465° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 15 January 2083 at 17:10.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 4 January 2083 at 02:32 in ♋ Cancer 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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