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Moon phase on 3 April 2085 Tuesday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2085 | April 2085

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

First Quarter 63% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 63% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 2 April 2085 at 01:51 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon is entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1918".

Pink Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2085 after 6 days on 10 April 2085 at 03:41.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 1 May 2085 at 20:52

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 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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

10 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 day, 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 404 953 km

Moon is 404 953 km (251 626 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 744 km (251 496 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 1 April 2085 at 11:26 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 April 2085 at 15:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

14 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

3 days after previous North standstill on 31 March 2085 at 03:08 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.388°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.266° in the next southern standstill on 14 April 2085 at 12:50 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 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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