Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 12 May 2085 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2085 | May 2085

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

Waning Gibbous 90% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 90% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 9 May 2085 at 16:04.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1938"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1938" and ∠1899".

Flower Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2085 after 26 days on 8 June 2085 at 02:02.

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

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 1055 / 2008

The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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

10 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 2 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 369 779 km

Moon is 369 779 km (229 770 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 231 km (229 430 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 17:56 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 25 May 2085 at 20:55 in ♊ Gemini.

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New draconic month

At 17:56 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 11 May 2085 at 18:51 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.138°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.116° in the next northern standstill on 24 May 2085 at 19:41 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 23 May 2085 at 14:23 in ♉ Taurus, 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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