Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 23 August 2085 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 20 August 2085 at 09:10.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1788" and ∠1898".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2085 after 11 days on 4 September 2085 at 00:41.
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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1059 of Meeus index or 2012 from Brown series.
Length of current 1059 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 56 minutes. 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 20 August 2085 at 08:35 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 September 2085 at 13:43 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 400 917 km (249 118 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 232 km (221 974 mi).
7 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 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 August 2085 at 02:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 14 August 2085 at 14:33 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.995°. Next 5 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.
After 11 days on 4 September 2085 at 00:41 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.