Moon ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 18 October 2085 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1803" and ∠1927".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2085 after 14 days on 1 November 2085 at 19:08.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 17:00 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1061 of Meeus index or 2014 from Brown series.
29 days, 15 hours and 21 minutes is the length of new lunation 1061. It is 1 hour and 3 minutes longer than next lunation 1062 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 37 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 26 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠234.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠271.2°. 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°).
4 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 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 29 October 2085 at 23:49 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 397 547 km (247 024 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 120 km (226 875 mi).
9 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 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 23 October 2085 at 05:04 in ♐ Sagittarius.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 8 October 2085 at 05:07 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.510°. Next 4 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.