Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 8 February 2085 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2085 | February 2085

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

Waxing Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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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 1 February 2085 at 14:36.

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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1945".

Snow Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2085 after 1 day 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 1052 / 2005

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 1052 of Meeus index or 2005 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

Length of current 1052 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 26 minutes. It is 21 minutes longer than next lunation 1053 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 19 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 51 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠0.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠0.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠16.7°. 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 04:48, this is 13 days after last perigee on 25 January 2085 at 18:46 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 23 February 2085 at 06:52 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 406 318 km

This apogee Moon is 406 318 km (252 474 mi) away from Earth. It is 910 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 391 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 6 February 2085 at 07:10 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 20 February 2085 at 11:49 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

3 days after previous North standstill on 4 February 2085 at 12:06 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.854°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.747° in the next southern standstill on 19 February 2085 at 01:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 9 February 2085 at 18:24 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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