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Moon phase on 28 August 2085 Tuesday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2085 | August 2085

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 52% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 52% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 28 August 2085 at 08:30 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1887"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1887" and ∠1900".

Harvest Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2085 after 6 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 1059 / 2012

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1059 of Meeus index or 2012 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.66 days

The length of the 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 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 3 hours and 12 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 51 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠180.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠180.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠204.1°.

Moon before apogee

8 days after point of apogee on 20 August 2085 at 08:35 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 3 September 2085 at 13:43 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 379 823 km

The Moon is 379 823 km (236 011 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 232 km (221 974 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after descending node on 15 August 2085 at 13:51 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 30 August 2085 at 02:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

13 days 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 day 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 6 days

In 6 days on 4 September 2085 at 00:41 in ♓ Pisces the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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