Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 12 March 2085 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 15 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2085 | March 2085

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

Waning Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and getting smaller. The 15 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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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 11 March 2085 at 12:26.

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 is entering ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1809"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1809" and ∠1930".

Worm Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2085 after 28 days on 10 April 2085 at 03:41.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 10 April 2085 at 03:41

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 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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

4 days 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 11 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 396 325 km

Moon is 396 325 km (246 265 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 064 km (225 598 mi).

Moon after descending node

7 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 7 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

20 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

8 days after previous North standstill on 3 March 2085 at 19:04 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.652°. Next 5 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 13 days

After 13 days on 25 March 2085 at 16:37 in ♓ Pisces, 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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