Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 25 January 2085 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2085 after 15 days on 9 February 2085 at 18:24.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 20:07 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1052 of Meeus index or 2005 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 26 minutes is the length of new lunation 1052. It is 21 minutes longer than next lunation 1053 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 19 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 51 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠0.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠16.7°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 18:46, this is 13 days after last apogee on 12 January 2085 at 05:03 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 8 February 2085 at 04:48 in ♌ Leo.
This perigee Moon is 356 735 km (221 665 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2085. It is 5 773 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 310 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its ascending node on 24 January 2085 at 03:41 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 6 February 2085 at 07:10 in ♋ Cancer.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 22 January 2085 at 16:49 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.889°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.854° in the next northern standstill on 4 February 2085 at 12:06 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.