Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 22 March 2085 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2085 | March 2085

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

Waning Crescent 14% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 14% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 19 March 2085 at 00:45.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1925".

Pink Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2085 after 18 days on 10 April 2085 at 03:41.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 17 April 2085 at 07:54

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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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

14 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 day, 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 363 479 km

Moon is 363 479 km (225 855 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 064 km (225 598 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 19 March 2085 at 14:38 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 April 2085 at 11:26 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 18 March 2085 at 07:54 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.502°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.388° in the next northern standstill on 31 March 2085 at 03:08 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 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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