Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 15 May 2085 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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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 62% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 62% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1897".

Flower Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2085 after 23 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 21 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 14 May 2085 at 22:34 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 May 2085 at 22:33 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 363 402 km

Moon is 363 402 km (225 808 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 14 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 479 km (251 332 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days 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 10 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

2 days 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

3 days after previous South standstill on 11 May 2085 at 18:51 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.138°. Next 9 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 8 days

After 8 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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