Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 May 2085 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Leo.

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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 22% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 22% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days 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 is entering ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1771"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1893".

Strawberry Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2085 after 10 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

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 1056 / 2009

The Moon is 5 days 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

13 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 day, 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 404 684 km

Moon is 404 684 km (251 459 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 479 km (251 332 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 25 May 2085 at 20:55 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 June 2085 at 01:14 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

15 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 after northern standstill

3 days after previous North standstill on 24 May 2085 at 19:41 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.116°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.119° in the next southern standstill on 8 June 2085 at 03:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 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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