Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 14 May 2085 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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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 73% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 73% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1967"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1898".

Flower Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2085 after 24 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 20 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 22:34, this is 12 days after last apogee on 2 May 2085 at 03:39 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 29 May 2085 at 22:33 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 369 231 km

This perigee Moon is 369 231 km (229 430 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 723 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 125 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 12 May 2085 at 17:56 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 May 2085 at 20:55 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 11 May 2085 at 18:51 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.138°. Next 10 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 9 days

After 9 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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