Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 17 November 2085 Saturday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1852" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2085 after 13 days on 1 December 2085 at 08:10.
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 08:21 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1062 of Meeus index or 2015 from Brown series.
29 days, 14 hours and 18 minutes is the length of new lunation 1062. It is 1 hour and 32 minutes longer than next lunation 1063 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 33 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 29 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠271.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠305°. 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 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 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 25 November 2085 at 13:37 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 386 964 km (240 448 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 952 km (229 878 mi).
12 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 November 2085 at 09:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.
25 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 4 November 2085 at 14:11 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.345°. Next day 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.