Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 27 May 2005 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | May 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 ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 23 May 2005 at 20:18.

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 in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1893".

Flower Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2005 after 25 days on 22 June 2005 at 04:14.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 30 May 2005 at 11:47
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 6 June 2005 at 21:55
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 15 June 2005 at 01:22
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 22 June 2005 at 04:14

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 66 / 1019

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 66 of Meeus index or 1019 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.55 days

Length of current 66 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 10 minutes. It is 57 minutes shorter than next lunation 67 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 26 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 37 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠96.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠96.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠131.2°. 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 26 May 2005 at 10:43 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 11 June 2005 at 06:11 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 363 467 km

Moon is 363 467 km (225 848 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 14 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 506 km (251 970 mi).

Moon before ascending node

6 days after its descending node on 20 May 2005 at 22:02 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 June 2005 at 15:14 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

21 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 after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 25 May 2005 at 23:03 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.270°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.224° in the next northern standstill on 8 June 2005 at 07:36 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 6 June 2005 at 21:55 in ♊ Gemini, 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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