Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 5 July 2085 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 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 about ∠18° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1915" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2085 after 1 day 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 12 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°).
8 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 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 8 July 2085 at 19:46 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 374 287 km (232 571 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 020 km (223 706 mi).
13 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.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 13:21 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-24.123°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠24.116° in its northern standstill point on 18 July 2085 at 08:40 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day 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.