Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 January 2085 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2085 | January 2085

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

Waning Crescent 25% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 25% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 19 January 2085 at 01:26.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon is entering ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1920"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1920" and ∠1950".

Snow Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2085 after 19 days on 9 February 2085 at 18:24.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 1051 / 2004

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before perigee

9 days after point of apogee on 12 January 2085 at 05:03 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 25 January 2085 at 18:46 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 373 399 km

Moon is 373 399 km (232 019 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 735 km (221 665 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 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 2 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

24 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 before southern standstill

13 days after previous North standstill on 8 January 2085 at 06:01 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.917°. Next day 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 4 days

After 4 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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