Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 4 October 2085 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 3 October 2085 at 08:53.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1930" and ∠1919".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2085 after 28 days on 1 November 2085 at 19:08.
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.
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 1060 of Meeus index or 2013 from Brown series.
Length of current 1060 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 53 minutes. It is 32 minutes longer than next lunation 1061 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 9 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 54 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠204.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠234.1°. 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 1 October 2085 at 22:42 in ♓ Pisces. 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 14 October 2085 at 00:42 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 371 391 km (230 772 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 393 km (251 900 mi).
8 days after its ascending node on 26 September 2085 at 04:15 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 8 October 2085 at 17:26 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.
8 days after previous South standstill on 25 September 2085 at 14:25 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.613°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.510° in the next northern standstill on 8 October 2085 at 05:07 in ♊ Gemini.
After 14 days on 18 October 2085 at 17:00 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.