Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 5 September 2085 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2085 | September 2085

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 4 September 2085 at 00:41.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1955"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1955" and ∠1904".

Harvest Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2085 after 27 days on 3 October 2085 at 08:53.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 1059 / 2012

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 3 September 2085 at 13:43 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 16 September 2085 at 12:30 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 366 686 km

The Moon is 366 686 km (227 848 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 253 km (252 434 mi).

Moon before descending node

6 days after ascending node on 30 August 2085 at 02:34 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 11 September 2085 at 15:17 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

7 days 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 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.764° at the point of next northern standstill on 10 September 2085 at 21:10 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 19 September 2085 at 01:07 in ♍ Virgo the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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