Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 4 July 2085 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 30 June 2085 at 06:55.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1891" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2085 after 2 days on 7 July 2085 at 10:14.
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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1057 of Meeus index or 2010 from Brown series.
Length of current 1057 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 25 minutes. It is 1 hour and 3 minutes shorter than next lunation 1058 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 41 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 22 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠128.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠156.8°. 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°).
7 days after point of apogee on 26 June 2085 at 15:24 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 8 July 2085 at 19:46 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 378 949 km (235 468 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 020 km (223 706 mi).
12 days after its descending node on 22 June 2085 at 04:11 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 6 July 2085 at 11:16 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 21 June 2085 at 02:38 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.128°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.123° in the next southern standstill on 5 July 2085 at 13:21 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 days on 7 July 2085 at 10:14 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.