Quarter ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 10 September 2085 Monday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 54% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 10 September 2085 at 21:07 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1845" and ∠1906".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2085 after 22 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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
6 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 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 September 2085 at 12:30 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 388 402 km (241 342 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 253 km (252 434 mi).
11 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 11 September 2085 at 15:17 in ♊ Gemini.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 21:10 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠23.764°. Next 15 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-23.613° in its southern standstill point on 25 September 2085 at 14:25 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 8 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.