Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 20 August 2085 Monday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2085 after 14 days on 4 September 2085 at 00:41.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 09:10 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1059 of Meeus index or 2012 from Brown series.
29 days, 15 hours and 56 minutes is the length of new lunation 1059. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2085. It is 3 minutes longer than next lunation 1060 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 12 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 51 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠180.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠204.1°. 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 apogee on this date at 08:35, this is 14 days after last perigee on 6 August 2085 at 03:30 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 3 September 2085 at 13:43 in ♒ Aquarius.
This apogee Moon is 406 622 km (252 663 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2085. It is 1 214 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 87 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
4 days after its descending node on 15 August 2085 at 13:51 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 August 2085 at 02:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 14 August 2085 at 14:33 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.995°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.865° in the next southern standstill on 29 August 2085 at 08:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.