Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 29 May 2085 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 23 May 2085 at 14:23.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2085 after 9 days on 8 June 2085 at 02:02.
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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1056 of Meeus index or 2009 from Brown series.
Length of current 1056 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 55 minutes. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 22:33, this is 14 days after last perigee on 14 May 2085 at 22:34 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 10 June 2085 at 19:37 in ♑ Capricorn.
This apogee Moon is 404 479 km (251 332 mi) away from Earth. It is 929 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 230 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
3 days after its descending node on 25 May 2085 at 20:55 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 June 2085 at 01:14 in ♑ Capricorn.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 24 May 2085 at 19:41 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.116°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.119° in the next southern standstill on 8 June 2085 at 03:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 9 days on 8 June 2085 at 02:02 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.