Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 22 March 2005 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | March 2005

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

Waxing Gibbous 89% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 89% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 17 March 2005 at 19:19.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1779"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1779" and ∠1925".

Worm Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2005 after 3 days on 25 March 2005 at 20:58.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 25 March 2005 at 20:58
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 2 April 2005 at 00:50
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 8 April 2005 at 20:32
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 16 April 2005 at 14:37

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 64 / 1017

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 64 of Meeus index or 1017 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 22 minutes. It is 51 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 1 hour and 22 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 47 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠36.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠36.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠62.3°.

Moon after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 19 March 2005 at 22:54 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 4 April 2005 at 11:10 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 402 879 km

The Moon is 402 879 km (250 337 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 12 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 492 km (228 970 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after ascending node on 12 March 2005 at 17:37 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 27 March 2005 at 05:15 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

9 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 after northern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 18 March 2005 at 08:25 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.325°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.372° at the point of next southern standstill on 1 April 2005 at 10:19 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 25 March 2005 at 20:58 in ♍ Virgo the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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