Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 26 February 2005 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | February 2005

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

Waning Gibbous 95% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 95% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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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 24 February 2005 at 04:54.

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 is entering ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1835"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1835" and ∠1938".

Snow Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2005 after 27 days on 25 March 2005 at 20:58.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 3 March 2005 at 17:36
  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 10 March 2005 at 09:10
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 17 March 2005 at 19:19
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 25 March 2005 at 20:58

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 63 / 1016

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.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 42 minutes. It is 40 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°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 2 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 7 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠17.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠17.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠36.2°.

Moon after apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 20 February 2005 at 04:59 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 8 March 2005 at 03:42 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 390 547 km

The Moon is 390 547 km (242 675 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 363 235 km (225 704 mi).

Moon before descending node

13 days after ascending node on 13 February 2005 at 10:25 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 28 February 2005 at 00:10 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days since the previous standstill on 19 February 2005 at 01:13 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.152°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.257° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 March 2005 at 04:40 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 10 March 2005 at 09:10 in ♓ Pisces the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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