Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 22 September 2085 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2085 | September 2085

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

Waxing Crescent 11% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 11% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 19 September 2085 at 01:07.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1830"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1830" and ∠1912".

Hunter Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2085 after 10 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 1060 / 2013

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1060 of Meeus index or 2013 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.66 days

Length of current 1060 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 53 minutes. It is 32 minutes longer than next lunation 1061 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 9 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 54 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠204.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠204.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠234.1°. 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

5 days 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 9 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 391 599 km

Moon is 391 599 km (243 328 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 069 km (223 737 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 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 3 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

23 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

11 days after previous North standstill on 10 September 2085 at 21:10 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.764°. Next 3 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 10 days

After 10 days on 3 October 2085 at 08:53 in ♈ Aries, 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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