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Moon phase on 11 September 2085 Tuesday is Last Quarter, 22 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 44% and getting smaller. The 22 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.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1824" and ∠1907".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2085 after 21 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 22 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°).
7 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 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 September 2085 at 12:30 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 392 977 km (244 185 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 253 km (252 434 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 15:17 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 26 September 2085 at 04:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 10 September 2085 at 21:10 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.764°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.613° in the next southern standstill on 25 September 2085 at 14:25 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 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.