Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 12 May 2085 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 9 May 2085 at 16:04.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1938" and ∠1899".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2085 after 26 days on 8 June 2085 at 02:02.
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.
The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1055 of Meeus index or 2008 from Brown series.
Length of current 1055 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 24 minutes. It is 1 hour and 31 minutes shorter than next lunation 1056 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 20 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 49 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠60.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠94.1°. 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 2 May 2085 at 03:39 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 May 2085 at 22:34 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 369 779 km (229 770 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 231 km (229 430 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 17:56 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 25 May 2085 at 20:55 in ♊ Gemini.
At 17:56 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
1 day after previous South standstill on 11 May 2085 at 18:51 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.138°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.116° in the next northern standstill on 24 May 2085 at 19:41 in ♊ Gemini.
After 11 days on 23 May 2085 at 14:23 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.