Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 2 August 2085 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2085 | August 2085

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 86% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 86% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 29 July 2085 at 20:47.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1924"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1924" and ∠1891".

Sturgeon Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2085 after 3 days on 5 August 2085 at 17:29.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 1058 / 2011

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 1058 of Meeus index or 2011 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 28 minutes. It is 28 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 44 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 19 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠156.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠156.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠180.2°.

Moon before apogee

9 days after point of apogee on 24 July 2085 at 03:49 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 6 August 2085 at 03:30 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 372 607 km

The Moon is 372 607 km (231 527 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 268 km (221 996 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 20:43 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 15 August 2085 at 13:51 in ♊ Gemini.

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New draconic month

At 20:43 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 1 August 2085 at 23:37 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.052°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.995° at the point of next northern standstill on 14 August 2085 at 14:33 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 5 August 2085 at 17:29 in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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