Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 8 January 2085 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2085 | January 2085

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

Waxing Gibbous 95% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 95% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 3 January 2085 at 00:47.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1792"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1792" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2085 after 2 days on 10 January 2085 at 22:42.

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 1051 / 2004

The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1051 of Meeus index or 2004 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 1 minute. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2085. It is 34 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 44 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 25 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠345.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠345.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠0.9°.

Moon before perigee

11 days after point of perigee on 28 December 2084 at 05:57 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 12 January 2085 at 05:03 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 400 055 km

The Moon is 400 055 km (248 583 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 331 km (252 482 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 27 December 2084 at 16:18 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 10 January 2085 at 01:55 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon at northern standstill

At 06:01 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠24.917°. This is the year's northernmost lunar standstill of 2085. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-24.889° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 22 January 2085 at 16:49.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 days on 10 January 2085 at 22:42 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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