Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 18 August 2005 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | August 2005

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

Waxing Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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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 13 August 2005 at 02:39.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1896".

Sturgeon Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2005 after 1 day on 19 August 2005 at 17:53.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 69 / 1022

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 69 of Meeus index or 1022 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

Length of current 69 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 41 minutes. It is 1 minute shorter than next lunation 70 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 57 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 6 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠181.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠181.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠205.9°. 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

13 days after point of apogee on 4 August 2005 at 21:49 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 19 August 2005 at 05:32 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 363 345 km

Moon is 363 345 km (225 772 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 396 km (222 076 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after its descending node on 10 August 2005 at 07:53 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 August 2005 at 23:05 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

22 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

2 days after previous South standstill on 16 August 2005 at 03:16 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.409°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.476° in the next northern standstill on 28 August 2005 at 23:42 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 19 August 2005 at 17:53 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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