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Moon phase on 28 August 2085 Tuesday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2085 | August 2085

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 52% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 52% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 28 August 2085 at 08:30 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1887"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1887" and ∠1900".

Harvest Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2085 after 6 days on 4 September 2085 at 00:41.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 1059 / 2012

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1059 of Meeus index or 2012 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.66 days

Length of current 1059 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 56 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2085. It is 3 minutes longer than next lunation 1060 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 12 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 51 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠180.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠180.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠204.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon before perigee

8 days after point of apogee on 20 August 2085 at 08:35 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 September 2085 at 13:43 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 379 823 km

Moon is 379 823 km (236 011 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 232 km (221 974 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after its descending node on 15 August 2085 at 13:51 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 August 2085 at 02:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

25 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 before southern standstill

13 days after previous North standstill on 14 August 2085 at 14:33 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.995°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.865° in the next southern standstill on 29 August 2085 at 08:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 4 September 2085 at 00:41 in ♓ Pisces, 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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