Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 16 October 2085 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 10 October 2085 at 13:09.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1777" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2085 after 16 days on 1 November 2085 at 19:08.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee on 14 October 2085 at 00:42 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 29 October 2085 at 23:49 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 403 261 km (250 575 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 120 km (226 875 mi).
7 days after its descending node on 8 October 2085 at 17:26 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 23 October 2085 at 05:04 in ♐ Sagittarius.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 8 October 2085 at 05:07 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.510°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.402° in the next southern standstill on 22 October 2085 at 19:20 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 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.