Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 17 December 2085 Monday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.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 first ∠3° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1909" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2085 after 13 days on 30 December 2085 at 23:59.
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 22:38 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 1063 of Meeus index or 2016 from Brown series.
29 days, 12 hours and 46 minutes is the length of new lunation 1063. It is 1 hour and 43 minutes longer than next lunation 1064 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 7 hours and 1 minute shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠305°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠329.2°. 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°).
8 days after point of apogee on 8 December 2085 at 15:54 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 20 December 2085 at 14:38 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 375 390 km (233 257 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 571 km (228 398 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 16 December 2085 at 17:31 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 December 2085 at 15:40 in ♊ Gemini.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 16 December 2085 at 09:38 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.307°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.313° in the next northern standstill on 29 December 2085 at 07:22 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.