Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 20 October 2085 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 18 October 2085 at 17:00.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1841" and ∠1928".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2085 after 12 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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1061 of Meeus index or 2014 from Brown series.
Length of current 1061 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 21 minutes. 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°).
6 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 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 29 October 2085 at 23:49 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 389 243 km (241 864 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 120 km (226 875 mi).
11 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 23 October 2085 at 05:04 in ♐ Sagittarius.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 8 October 2085 at 05:07 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.510°. Next 2 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 12 days on 1 November 2085 at 19:08 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.