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Moon phase on 18 March 2085 Sunday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2085 | March 2085

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 56% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 56% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 19 March 2085 at 00:45 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1938"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1938" and ∠1927".

Pink Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2085 after 22 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

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 1053 / 2006

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 before perigee

10 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 5 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 369 935 km

Moon is 369 935 km (229 867 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 064 km (225 598 mi).

Moon before ascending node

13 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 day, 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

26 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 in southern standstill

At 07:54 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-24.502°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠24.388° in its northern standstill point on 31 March 2085 at 03:08 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 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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