Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 9 August 2085 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2085 | August 2085

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

Waning Gibbous 80% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 80% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 5 August 2085 at 17:29.

Moonrise and moonset

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.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1945"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1945" and ∠1893".

Sturgeon Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2085 after 25 days on 4 September 2085 at 00:41.

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 19 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.

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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 after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 6 August 2085 at 03:30 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 20 August 2085 at 08:35 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 368 556 km

The Moon is 368 556 km (229 010 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 622 km (252 663 mi).

Moon before descending node

6 days after ascending node on 2 August 2085 at 20:43 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 15 August 2085 at 13:51 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

6 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

7 days 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 5 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 10 days

In 10 days on 20 August 2085 at 09:10 in ♌ Leo the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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