Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 28 April 2005 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | April 2005

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

Waning Gibbous 80% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 80% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 24 April 2005 at 10:06.

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 is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1960"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1905".

Pink Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2005 after 25 days on 23 May 2005 at 20:18.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 23 May 2005 at 20:18

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 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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

11 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 day, 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 365 702 km

The Moon is 365 702 km (227 237 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 029 km (229 304 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 23 April 2005 at 13:30 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 6 May 2005 at 10:56 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

19 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 at southern standstill

At 15:55 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-28.359°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠28.317° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 12 May 2005 at 00:42.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 8 May 2005 at 08:45 in ♉ Taurus 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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