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Moon phase on 29 June 2005 Wednesday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | June 2005

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 42% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 42% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 28 June 2005 at 18:23 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1905"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1905" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 21 days

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

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 28 July 2005 at 03:19

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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 after perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 23 June 2005 at 11:49 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 8 July 2005 at 17:39 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 376 194 km

Moon is 376 194 km (233 756 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 363 km (252 502 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 16:29 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 14 July 2005 at 06:35 in ♎ Libra.

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New draconic month

At 16:29 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.

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Moon before northern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 22 June 2005 at 07:59 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.214°. Next 6 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 7 days

After 7 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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