Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 5 May 2085 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2085 | May 2085

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

Waxing Gibbous 82% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 82% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 1 May 2085 at 20:52.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♎ Libra later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1791"

Lunar disc appears visually 6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1791" and ∠1902".

Flower Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2085 after 4 days on 9 May 2085 at 16:04.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 9 May 2085 at 16:04
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 16 May 2085 at 13:18
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 23 May 2085 at 14:23
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 31 May 2085 at 14:51

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 1055 / 2008

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1055 of Meeus index or 2008 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.48 days

Length of current 1055 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 24 minutes. It is 1 hour and 31 minutes shorter than next lunation 1056 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 20 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 49 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠60.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠60.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠94.1°. 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

3 days after point of apogee on 2 May 2085 at 03:39 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 May 2085 at 22:34 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 400 101 km

Moon is 400 101 km (248 611 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 231 km (229 430 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 28 April 2085 at 14:50 in ♊ Gemini, 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 12 May 2085 at 17:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, 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 27 April 2085 at 11:39 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.188°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.138° in the next southern standstill on 11 May 2085 at 18:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 9 May 2085 at 16:04 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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