Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 26 February 2005 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 24 February 2005 at 04:54.
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 is passing first ∠4° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1835" and ∠1938".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2005 after 27 days on 25 March 2005 at 20:58.
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.
The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 63 of Meeus index or 1016 from Brown series.
Length of current 63 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 42 minutes. It is 40 minutes shorter than next lunation 64 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 2 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 7 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠17.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠36.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
6 days after point of apogee on 20 February 2005 at 04:59 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 8 March 2005 at 03:42 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 390 547 km (242 675 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 235 km (225 704 mi).
13 days after its ascending node on 13 February 2005 at 10:25 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 February 2005 at 00:10 in ♎ Libra.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 19 February 2005 at 01:13 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.152°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.257° in the next southern standstill on 5 March 2005 at 04:40 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 11 days on 10 March 2005 at 09:10 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.