Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 17 March 2005 at 19:19.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1927".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2005 after 6 days on 25 March 2005 at 20:58.
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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 64 of Meeus index or 1017 from Brown series.
Length of current 64 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 22 minutes. It is 51 minutes shorter than next lunation 65 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 22 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 47 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠36.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠62.3°. 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 is reaching point of apogee on this date at 22:54, this is 11 days after last perigee on 8 March 2005 at 03:42 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 4 April 2005 at 11:10 in ♒ Aquarius.
This apogee Moon is 404 848 km (251 561 mi) away from Earth. It is 560 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 861 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
6 days after its ascending node on 12 March 2005 at 17:37 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 March 2005 at 05:15 in ♎ Libra.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 18 March 2005 at 08:25 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.325°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.372° in the next southern standstill on 1 April 2005 at 10:19 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 6 days on 25 March 2005 at 20:58 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.