Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 January 2085 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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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 3% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 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 in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1968"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1949".

Snow Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2085 after 16 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 27 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

12 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 day, 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 364 232 km

Moon is 364 232 km (226 323 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 735 km (221 665 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 03:41 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 6 February 2085 at 07:10 in ♋ Cancer.

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New draconic month

At 03:41 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 22 January 2085 at 16:49 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.889°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.854° in the next northern standstill on 4 February 2085 at 12:06 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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