Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 31 March 2005 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | March 2005

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

Waning Gibbous 67% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 67% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 25 March 2005 at 20:58.

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 in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1953"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1953" and ∠1920".

Worm Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2005 after 23 days on 24 April 2005 at 10:06.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 24 April 2005 at 10:06

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 64 / 1017

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.

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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 before apogee

11 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 3 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 367 041 km

The Moon is 367 041 km (228 069 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 492 km (228 970 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 27 March 2005 at 05:15 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 9 April 2005 at 02:59 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

13 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 day 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 8 days

In 8 days on 8 April 2005 at 20:32 in ♈ Aries 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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