Quarter ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 12 July 2085 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 7 July 2085 at 10:14.
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.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1952" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2085 after 24 days on 5 August 2085 at 17:29.
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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 8 July 2085 at 19:46 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 24 July 2085 at 03:49 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 367 162 km (228 144 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 307 km (252 467 mi).
6 days after its ascending node on 6 July 2085 at 11:16 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 July 2085 at 10:21 in ♋ Cancer.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 5 July 2085 at 13:21 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.123°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.116° in the next northern standstill on 18 July 2085 at 08:40 in ♊ Gemini.
After 9 days on 21 July 2085 at 17:43 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.