Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 22 January 2085 Monday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 19 January 2085 at 01:26.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1940" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2085 after 18 days on 9 February 2085 at 18:24.
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.
The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1051 of Meeus index or 2004 from Brown series.
Length of current 1051 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 next lunation 1052 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 44 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 25 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠345.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠0.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
10 days after point of apogee on 12 January 2085 at 05:03 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 25 January 2085 at 18:46 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 369 443 km (229 561 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 735 km (221 665 mi).
12 days after its descending node on 10 January 2085 at 01:55 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 January 2085 at 03:41 in ♑ Capricorn.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 16:49 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-24.889°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2085. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠24.854° in its northern standstill point on 4 February 2085 at 12:06 in ♊ Gemini.
After 3 days on 25 January 2085 at 20:06 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.