Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 12 January 2085 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2085 | January 2085

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

Waning Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 10 January 2085 at 22:42.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2085 after 28 days on 9 February 2085 at 18:24.

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 1051 / 2004

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1051 of Meeus index or 2004 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

Length of current 1051 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 1 minute. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2085. It is 34 minutes longer than next lunation 1052 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 44 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 25 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠345.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠345.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠0.9°. 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°).

Moon in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 05:03, this is 14 days after last perigee on 28 December 2084 at 05:57 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 25 January 2085 at 18:46 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 406 331 km

This apogee Moon is 406 331 km (252 482 mi) away from Earth. It is 923 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 378 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 10 January 2085 at 01:55 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 January 2085 at 03:41 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days after previous North standstill on 8 January 2085 at 06:01 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.917°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.889° in the next southern standstill on 22 January 2085 at 16:49 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 25 January 2085 at 20:06 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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