Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 7 December 2085 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Leo.

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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 66% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 66% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days 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 ♌ Leo

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♍ Virgo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1948".

Cold Moon before 6 days

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

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 1062 / 2015

The Moon is 20 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

11 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 day, 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 404 913 km

Moon is 404 913 km (251 601 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 443 km (251 309 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 2 December 2085 at 07:25 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 December 2085 at 17:31 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

5 days after previous North standstill on 1 December 2085 at 23:22 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.305°. Next 8 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 9 days

After 9 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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