Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 22 August 2005 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | August 2005

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

Waning Gibbous 89% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 89% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 19 August 2005 at 17:53.

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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1930"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1930" and ∠1897".

Sturgeon Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2005 after 26 days on 18 September 2005 at 02:01.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 69 / 1022

The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 19 August 2005 at 05:32 in ♒ Aquarius. 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 1 September 2005 at 02:35 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 371 371 km

Moon is 371 371 km (230 759 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 210 km (252 407 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 23:05 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 6 September 2005 at 10:52 in ♎ Libra.

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New draconic month

At 23:05 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.

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Moon after southern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 16 August 2005 at 03:16 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.409°. Next 6 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 12 days

After 12 days on 3 September 2005 at 18:45 in ♍ Virgo, 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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