Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 15 August 2085 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2085 | August 2085

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

Waning Crescent 20% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 20% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 12 August 2085 at 09:00.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon is entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1814"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1814" and ∠1895".

Harvest Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2085 after 19 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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 perigee

9 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 4 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 395 202 km

The Moon is 395 202 km (245 567 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 622 km (252 663 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 13:51 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 30 August 2085 at 02:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 14 August 2085 at 14:33 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.995°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.865° at the point of next southern standstill on 29 August 2085 at 08:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 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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