Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 73% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 28 August 2085 at 08:30.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1932" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2085 after 4 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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1059 of Meeus index or 2012 from Brown series.
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°).
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.
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°.
10 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 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 3 September 2085 at 13:43 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 370 968 km (230 509 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 232 km (221 974 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 02:34 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 12 days later on 11 September 2085 at 15:17 in ♊ Gemini.
At 02:34 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
1 day since the previous standstill on 29 August 2085 at 08:12 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.865°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.764° at the point of next northern standstill on 10 September 2085 at 21:10 in ♊ Gemini.
In 4 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.