Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 31 March 2085 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2085 | March 2085

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

Waxing Crescent 35% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 35% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 25 March 2085 at 16:37.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1803"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1803" and ∠1920".

Pink Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2085 after 9 days on 10 April 2085 at 03:41.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 24 April 2085 at 02:59

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 1054 / 2007

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1054 of Meeus index or 2007 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

Length of current 1054 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 22 minutes. It is 1 hour and 2 minutes shorter than next lunation 1055 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 22 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 47 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠35.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠35.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠60.6°. 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 apogee

7 days after point of perigee on 23 March 2085 at 12:19 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 4 April 2085 at 08:13 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 397 638 km

Moon is 397 638 km (247 081 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 744 km (251 496 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 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 day, 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

11 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 in northern standstill

At 03:08 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠24.388°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-24.266° in its southern standstill point on 14 April 2085 at 12:50 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 10 April 2085 at 03:41 in ♎ Libra, 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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