Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 6 October 2085 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2085 | October 2085

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

Waning Gibbous 87% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 87% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 3 October 2085 at 08:53.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♊ Gemini later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1884"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1884" and ∠1920".

Hunter Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2085 after 26 days on 1 November 2085 at 19:08.

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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 1 October 2085 at 22:42 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 October 2085 at 00:42 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 380 474 km

Moon is 380 474 km (236 416 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 393 km (251 900 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 26 September 2085 at 04:15 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 October 2085 at 17:26 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 25 September 2085 at 14:25 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.613°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.510° in the next northern standstill on 8 October 2085 at 05:07 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 18 October 2085 at 17:00 in ♎ Libra, 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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