Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 May 2085 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2085 | May 2085

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 23 May 2085 at 14:23.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1825"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1825" and ∠1894".

Strawberry Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2085 after 14 days on 8 June 2085 at 02:02.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 31 May 2085 at 14:51
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 8 June 2085 at 02:02
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 14 June 2085 at 18:19
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 22 June 2085 at 03:18

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 1056 / 2009

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1056 of Meeus index or 2009 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.54 days

Length of current 1056 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 55 minutes. It is 1 hour and 30 minutes shorter than next lunation 1057 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 11 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 52 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠94.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠94.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠128.7°. 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 apogee

9 days 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 5 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 392 817 km

Moon is 392 817 km (244 085 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 479 km (251 332 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 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 day, 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

11 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 in northern standstill

At 19:41 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠24.116°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-24.119° in its southern standstill point on 8 June 2085 at 03:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 14 days

After 14 days on 8 June 2085 at 02:02 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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