Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 8 December 2085 Saturday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2085 | December 2085

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 57% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 57% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 9 December 2085 at 05:47 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1948".

Cold Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2085 after 22 days on 30 December 2085 at 23:59.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 1062 / 2015

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1062 of Meeus index or 2015 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.6 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 18 minutes. It is 1 hour and 32 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 33 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 29 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠271.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠271.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠305°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 15:54. It is 13 days after previous perigee on 25 November 2085 at 13:37 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next perigee on 20 December 2085 at 14:38 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 404 443 km

This apogee Moon is 404 443 km (251 309 mi) away from Earth. It is 965 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 266 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

6 days after descending node on 2 December 2085 at 07:25 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 16 December 2085 at 17:31 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

6 days since the previous standstill on 1 December 2085 at 23:22 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.305°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.307° at the point of next southern standstill on 16 December 2085 at 09:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 16 December 2085 at 22:38 in ♐ Sagittarius the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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