Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 2 December 2085 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2085 | December 2085

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

Waning Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 1 December 2085 at 08:10.

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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1842"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1842" and ∠1947".

Cold Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2085 after 28 days on 30 December 2085 at 23:59.

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 1062 / 2015

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1062 of Meeus index or 2015 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.6 days

Length of current 1062 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 18 minutes. It is 1 hour and 32 minutes longer than next lunation 1063 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 33 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 29 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠271.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠271.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠305°. 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 apogee

6 days after point of perigee on 25 November 2085 at 13:37 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 8 December 2085 at 15:54 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 389 049 km

Moon is 389 049 km (241 744 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 443 km (251 309 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 07:25 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 16 December 2085 at 17:31 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 1 December 2085 at 23:22 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.305°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.307° in the next southern standstill on 16 December 2085 at 09:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 14 days

After 14 days on 16 December 2085 at 22:38 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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