Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 October 2085 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2085 | October 2085

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

Waxing Crescent 23% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 23% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 18 October 2085 at 17:00.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1910"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1910" and ∠1929".

Beaver Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2085 after 9 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 1061 / 2014

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1061 of Meeus index or 2014 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

Length of current 1061 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 21 minutes. It is 1 hour and 3 minutes longer than next lunation 1062 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 37 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 26 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠234.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠234.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠271.2°. 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

9 days after point of apogee on 14 October 2085 at 00:42 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 29 October 2085 at 23:49 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 375 258 km

Moon is 375 258 km (233 175 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 120 km (226 875 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 05:04 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 4 November 2085 at 22:57 in ♊ Gemini.

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New draconic month

At 05:04 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 22 October 2085 at 19:20 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.402°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.345° in the next northern standstill on 4 November 2085 at 14:11 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 1 November 2085 at 19:08 in ♉ Taurus, 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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