Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 31 August 2085 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 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 ∠19° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1950" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2085 after 3 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 11 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.
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°).
11 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 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 September 2085 at 13:43 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 367 488 km (228 346 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 232 km (221 974 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 30 August 2085 at 02:34 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 11 September 2085 at 15:17 in ♊ Gemini.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 29 August 2085 at 08:12 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.865°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.764° in the next northern standstill on 10 September 2085 at 21:10 in ♊ Gemini.
After 3 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.