Moon* ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 16 November 2085 Friday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 7 days on 9 November 2085 at 08:31.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1830" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2085 after 14 days on 1 December 2085 at 08:10.
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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 10 November 2085 at 18:58 in ♌ Leo. 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 25 November 2085 at 13:37 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 391 587 km (243 321 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 952 km (229 878 mi).
11 days after its descending node on 4 November 2085 at 22:57 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 19 November 2085 at 09:10 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.
11 days after previous North standstill on 4 November 2085 at 14:11 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.345°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.309° in the next southern standstill on 19 November 2085 at 01:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day on 17 November 2085 at 08:20 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.