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Moon phase on 9 May 2085 Wednesday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2085 | May 2085

Full Moon phase
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Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 14 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 9 May 2085 at 16:04 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1872"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1872" and ∠1900".

It is Flower Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Flower of May 2085.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 8 June 2085 at 02:02

Spring tide

There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunation 1055 / 2008

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 before perigee

7 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 5 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 382 993 km

Moon is 382 993 km (237 981 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 231 km (229 430 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 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 3 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

23 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

12 days after previous North standstill on 27 April 2085 at 11:39 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.188°. Next 2 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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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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