Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 23 June 2005 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | June 2005

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

Waning Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 22 June 2005 at 04:14.

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 passing about ∠21° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1969"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1888".

Strawberry Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2005 after 27 days on 21 July 2005 at 11:00.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 21 July 2005 at 11:00

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 67 / 1020

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 11:49, this is 12 days after last apogee on 11 June 2005 at 06:11 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 8 July 2005 at 17:39 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 359 675 km

This perigee Moon is 359 675 km (223 492 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 833 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 681 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

6 days after its descending node on 17 June 2005 at 03:59 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 29 June 2005 at 16:29 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

20 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 22 June 2005 at 07:59 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.214°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.208° in the next northern standstill on 5 July 2005 at 13:08 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 6 July 2005 at 12:03 in ♋ Cancer, 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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