Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 2 August 2085 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 29 July 2085 at 20:47.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1924" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2085 after 3 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 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.
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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 24 July 2085 at 03:49 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 6 August 2085 at 03:30 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 372 607 km (231 527 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 268 km (221 996 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 20:43 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 15 August 2085 at 13:51 in ♊ Gemini.
At 20:43 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
1 day after previous South standstill on 1 August 2085 at 23:37 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.052°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.995° in the next northern standstill on 14 August 2085 at 14:33 in ♊ Gemini.
After 3 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.