Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 28 April 2005 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 24 April 2005 at 10:06.
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 first ∠1° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1905".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2005 after 25 days on 23 May 2005 at 20:18.
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 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.
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°).
11 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 29 April 2005 at 09:59 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 365 702 km (227 237 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 029 km (229 304 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 23 April 2005 at 13:30 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 May 2005 at 10:56 in ♈ Aries.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 15:55 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.359°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.317° in its northern standstill point on 12 May 2005 at 00:42 in ♋ Cancer.
After 9 days on 8 May 2005 at 08:45 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.