Quarter ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 31 March 2005 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 25 March 2005 at 20:58.
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 about ∠21° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1953" and ∠1920".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2005 after 23 days on 24 April 2005 at 10:06.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
11 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 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 4 April 2005 at 11:10 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 367 041 km (228 069 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 492 km (228 970 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 27 March 2005 at 05:15 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 April 2005 at 02:59 in ♈ Aries.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
13 days after previous North standstill on 18 March 2005 at 08:25 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.325°. Next day 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.
After 8 days on 8 April 2005 at 20:32 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.