Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 19 September 2005 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | September 2005

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

Waning Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 18 September 2005 at 02:01.

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 ∠16° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1922"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1922" and ∠1910".

Harvest Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2005 after 28 days on 17 October 2005 at 12:14.

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 70 / 1023

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 70 of Meeus index or 1023 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

Length of current 70 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 42 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2005. It is 45 minutes longer than next lunation 71 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 58 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 5 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠205.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠205.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠236.1°. 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

2 days after point of perigee on 16 September 2005 at 13:58 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 28 September 2005 at 15:20 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 372 931 km

Moon is 372 931 km (231 729 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 307 km (251 846 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 08:09 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 3 October 2005 at 16:51 in ♎ Libra.

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New draconic month

At 08:09 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 12 September 2005 at 10:54 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.556°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.594° in the next northern standstill on 25 September 2005 at 06:42 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 3 October 2005 at 10:28 in ♎ Libra, 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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