Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 28 February 2005 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | February 2005

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 82% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 82% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 24 February 2005 at 04:54.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon is entering ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1880"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1880" and ∠1937".

Snow Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2005 after 25 days on 25 March 2005 at 20:58.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 3 March 2005 at 17:36
  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 10 March 2005 at 09:10
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 17 March 2005 at 19:19
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 25 March 2005 at 20:58

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 63 / 1016

The Moon is 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 63 of Meeus index or 1016 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

Length of current 63 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 42 minutes. It is 40 minutes shorter than next lunation 64 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 2 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 7 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠17.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠17.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠36.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before perigee

8 days after point of apogee on 20 February 2005 at 04:59 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 8 March 2005 at 03:42 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 381 181 km

Moon is 381 181 km (236 855 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 235 km (225 704 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 00:10 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 12 March 2005 at 17:37 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 19 February 2005 at 01:13 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.152°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.257° in the next southern standstill on 5 March 2005 at 04:40 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 10 March 2005 at 09:10 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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