Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 7 September 2085 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 4 September 2085 at 00:41.
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 is passing first ∠4° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1916" and ∠1905".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2085 after 25 days on 3 October 2085 at 08:53.
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 18 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.
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 perigee on 3 September 2085 at 13:43 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 September 2085 at 12:30 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 374 032 km (232 413 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 253 km (252 434 mi).
8 days 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 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 11 September 2085 at 15:17 in ♊ Gemini.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 29 August 2085 at 08:12 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.865°. Next 3 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 11 days on 19 September 2085 at 01:07 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.