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Moon phase on 15 July 2005 Friday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | July 2005

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

First Quarter 59% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 59% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 14 July 2005 at 15:20 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon is entering ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1862"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1862" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2005 after 5 days on 21 July 2005 at 11:00.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 21 July 2005 at 11:00
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 28 July 2005 at 03:19
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 5 August 2005 at 03:05
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 13 August 2005 at 02:39

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 68 / 1021

The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 68 of Meeus index or 1021 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.63 days

Length of current 68 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 2 minutes. It is 39 minutes shorter than next lunation 69 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 45 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠158.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠158.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠181.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon before perigee

6 days after point of apogee on 8 July 2005 at 17:39 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 21 July 2005 at 19:44 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 385 037 km

Moon is 385 037 km (239 251 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 160 km (221 929 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 14 July 2005 at 06:35 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 26 July 2005 at 17:58 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

15 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 before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 5 July 2005 at 13:08 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.208°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.265° in the next southern standstill on 19 July 2005 at 17:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 21 July 2005 at 11:00 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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