Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 8 March 2085 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2085 | March 2085

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

Waxing Gibbous 92% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 92% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 3 March 2085 at 07:16.

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 ∠15° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1932".

Worm Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2085 after 3 days on 11 March 2085 at 12:26.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 11 March 2085 at 12:26
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 19 March 2085 at 00:45
  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 25 March 2085 at 16:37
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 2 April 2085 at 01:51

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 1053 / 2006

The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1053 of Meeus index or 2006 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.42 days

Length of current 1053 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 5 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2085. It is 17 minutes shorter than next lunation 1054 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 39 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 30 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠16.7°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠16.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠35.4°. 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 7 March 2085 at 14:41 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 15 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 March 2085 at 12:19 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 405 374 km

Moon is 405 374 km (251 888 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 15 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 064 km (225 598 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 5 March 2085 at 09:49 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 19 March 2085 at 14:38 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

16 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 3 March 2085 at 19:04 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.652°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.502° in the next southern standstill on 18 March 2085 at 07:54 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 11 March 2085 at 12:26 in ♍ Virgo, 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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