Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 20 July 2005 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | July 2005

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

Waxing Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 14 July 2005 at 15:20.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1964"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2005 after 1 day 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

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 68 / 1021

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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

11 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 day, 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 365 009 km

Moon is 365 009 km (226 806 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 160 km (221 929 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days 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 6 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

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 19 July 2005 at 17:52 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.265°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.311° in the next northern standstill on 1 August 2005 at 18:06 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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