Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 23 May 2085 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.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 ∠2° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1846" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2085 after 15 days on 8 June 2085 at 02:02.
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 14:23 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1056 of Meeus index or 2009 from Brown series.
29 days, 12 hours and 55 minutes is the length of new lunation 1056. It is 1 hour and 30 minutes shorter than next lunation 1057 length.
Length of current synodic month is 11 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 52 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠94.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠128.7°. 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°).
8 days after point of perigee on 14 May 2085 at 22:34 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 May 2085 at 22:33 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 388 290 km (241 272 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 479 km (251 332 mi).
10 days after its ascending node on 12 May 2085 at 17:56 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 May 2085 at 20:55 in ♊ Gemini.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 11 May 2085 at 18:51 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.138°. Next day 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.