Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 18 February 2085 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 17 February 2085 at 14:47.
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 ∠12° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1928" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2085 after 21 days on 11 March 2085 at 12:26.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1052 of Meeus index or 2005 from Brown series.
Length of current 1052 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 26 minutes. 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 8 February 2085 at 04:48 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 February 2085 at 06:52 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 371 725 km (230 979 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 586 km (222 815 mi).
12 days after its descending node on 6 February 2085 at 07:10 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 20 February 2085 at 11:49 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.
13 days after previous North standstill on 4 February 2085 at 12:06 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.854°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.747° in the next southern standstill on 19 February 2085 at 01:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 5 days on 24 February 2085 at 06:32 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.