Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 16 June 2005 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | June 2005

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

Waxing Gibbous 64% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 64% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 15 June 2005 at 01:22.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1830"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1830" and ∠1889".

Strawberry Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2005 after 5 days on 22 June 2005 at 04:14.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 22 June 2005 at 04:14
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 28 June 2005 at 18:23
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 6 July 2005 at 12:03
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 14 July 2005 at 15:20

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 67 / 1020

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 67 of Meeus index or 1020 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

Length of current 67 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 7 minutes. It is 55 minutes shorter than next lunation 68 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 23 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 40 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠131.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠131.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠158.8°. 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 apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 11 June 2005 at 06:11 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 June 2005 at 11:49 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 391 734 km

Moon is 391 734 km (243 412 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 675 km (223 492 mi).

Moon before descending node

13 days after its ascending node on 2 June 2005 at 15:14 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 June 2005 at 03:59 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the first to the middle part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days after previous North standstill on 8 June 2005 at 07:36 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.224°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.214° in the next southern standstill on 22 June 2005 at 07:59 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 22 June 2005 at 04:14 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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