Gibbous ♌ Leo
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1949".
The Full Moon this days is the Wolf of January 2005.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 62 of Meeus index or 1015 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 25 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2005. It is 17 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 19 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 50 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠1.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠17.1°.
1 day after point of apogee on 23 January 2005 at 18:54 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 7 February 2005 at 22:09 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 404 551 km (251 376 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 13 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 564 km (222 801 mi).
8 days after ascending node on 17 January 2005 at 07:32 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 31 January 2005 at 22:49 in ♎ Libra.
8 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
2 days since the previous standstill on 22 January 2005 at 19:22 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.973°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.071° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 February 2005 at 21:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.