Moon* ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 23 April 2005 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 14 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 16 April 2005 at 14:37.
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 is passing about ∠22° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1857" and ∠1908".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2005 after 1 day 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 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.
Length of current 65 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 13 minutes. It is 57 minutes shorter than next lunation 66 length.
Length of current synodic month is 31 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 38 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠62.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠96.6°. 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 16 April 2005 at 18:41 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 29 April 2005 at 09:59 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 386 037 km (239 872 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 029 km (229 304 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 13:30 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 6 May 2005 at 10:56 in ♈ Aries.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 14 April 2005 at 16:38 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.381°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.359° in the next southern standstill on 28 April 2005 at 15:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day on 24 April 2005 at 10:06 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.