Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 23 April 2005 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 14 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | April 2005

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

Waxing Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and growing larger. The 14 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 16 April 2005 at 14:37.

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 ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1857"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1857" and ∠1908".

Pink Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2005 after 1 day on 24 April 2005 at 10:06.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 24 April 2005 at 10:06
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 1 May 2005 at 06:24
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 8 May 2005 at 08:45
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 16 May 2005 at 08:56

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 65 / 1018

The Moon is 14 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 65 of Meeus index or 1018 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 13 minutes. It is 57 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 31 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 38 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠62.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠62.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠96.6°.

Moon before apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 16 April 2005 at 18:41 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 29 April 2005 at 09:59 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 386 037 km

The Moon is 386 037 km (239 872 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 029 km (229 304 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 13:30 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 12 days later on 6 May 2005 at 10:56 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

14 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

8 days since the previous standstill on 14 April 2005 at 16:38 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.381°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.359° at the point of next southern standstill on 28 April 2005 at 15:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 24 April 2005 at 10:06 in ♏ Scorpio 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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