Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 30 August 2085 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2085 | August 2085

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

Waxing Gibbous 73% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 73% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 28 August 2085 at 08:30.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1932"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1932" and ∠1901".

Harvest Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2085 after 4 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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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

10 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 4 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 370 968 km

Moon is 370 968 km (230 509 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 232 km (221 974 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 02:34 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 11 September 2085 at 15:17 in ♊ Gemini.

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New draconic month

At 02:34 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 29 August 2085 at 08:12 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.865°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.764° in the next northern standstill on 10 September 2085 at 21:10 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 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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