Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 September 2085 Monday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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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 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1910".

Hunter Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2085 after 15 days on 3 October 2085 at 08:53.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 1059 / 2012

The Moon is 28 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 16 September 2085 at 12:30 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 October 2085 at 22:42 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 405 275 km

Moon is 405 275 km (251 826 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 069 km (223 737 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 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 8 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

18 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

6 days after previous North standstill on 10 September 2085 at 21:10 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.764°. Next 8 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 1 day

After 1 day 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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