Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 26 March 2005 Saturday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
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 ∠13° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1846" and ∠1923".
The Full Moon this days is the Worm of March 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 64 of Meeus index or 1017 from Brown series.
Length of current 64 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 22 minutes. It is 51 minutes shorter than next lunation 65 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 22 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 47 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠36.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠62.3°. 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 19 March 2005 at 22:54 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 4 April 2005 at 11:10 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 388 238 km (241 240 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 492 km (228 970 mi).
13 days after its ascending node on 12 March 2005 at 17:37 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 27 March 2005 at 05:15 in ♎ Libra.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the first to the middle part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 18 March 2005 at 08:25 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.325°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.372° in the next southern standstill on 1 April 2005 at 10:19 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.