Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 6 August 2085 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 15 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 5 August 2085 at 17:29.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2085 after 28 days on 4 September 2085 at 00:41.
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 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee on this date at 03:30, this is 12 days after last apogee on 24 July 2085 at 03:49 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 20 August 2085 at 08:35 in ♌ Leo.
This perigee Moon is 357 268 km (221 996 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 240 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 088 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
3 days after its ascending node on 2 August 2085 at 20:43 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 August 2085 at 13:51 in ♊ Gemini.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 1 August 2085 at 23:37 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.052°. Next 8 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 13 days on 20 August 2085 at 09:10 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.