Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 24 July 2085 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 21 July 2085 at 17:43.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2085 after 12 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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1058 of Meeus index or 2011 from Brown series.
Length of current 1058 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 28 minutes. It is 28 minutes shorter than next lunation 1059 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 44 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 19 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠156.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠180.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 03:49, this is 15 days after last perigee on 8 July 2085 at 19:46 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 6 August 2085 at 03:30 in ♒ Aquarius.
This apogee Moon is 406 307 km (252 467 mi) away from Earth. It is 899 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 402 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
5 days after its descending node on 19 July 2085 at 10:21 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 August 2085 at 20:43 in ♐ Sagittarius.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 18 July 2085 at 08:40 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.116°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.052° in the next southern standstill on 1 August 2085 at 23:37 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 12 days on 5 August 2085 at 17:29 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.