Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 16 September 2085 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2085 | September 2085

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

Waning Crescent 6% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 10 September 2085 at 21:07.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♍ Virgo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1909".

Hunter Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2085 after 16 days on 3 October 2085 at 08:53.

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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 12:30, this is 12 days after last perigee on 3 September 2085 at 13:43 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 1 October 2085 at 22:42 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 406 253 km

This apogee Moon is 406 253 km (252 434 mi) away from Earth. It is 845 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 456 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 11 September 2085 at 15:17 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 26 September 2085 at 04:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

17 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

5 days after previous North standstill on 10 September 2085 at 21:10 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.764°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.613° in the next southern standstill on 25 September 2085 at 14:25 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 19 September 2085 at 01:07 in ♍ Virgo, 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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