Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 15 July 2085 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 14 July 2085 at 00:24.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1891" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2085 after 21 days on 5 August 2085 at 17:29.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
6 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 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 24 July 2085 at 03:49 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 379 098 km (235 561 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 307 km (252 467 mi).
9 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 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 July 2085 at 10:21 in ♋ Cancer.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 5 July 2085 at 13:21 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.123°. Next 2 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 6 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.