Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 24 May 2005 Tuesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1935" and ∠1894".
The Full Moon this days is the Flower of May 2005.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 66 of Meeus index or 1019 from Brown series.
Length of current 66 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 10 minutes. It is 57 minutes shorter than next lunation 67 length.
Length of current synodic month is 26 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 37 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠96.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠131.2°. 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 14 May 2005 at 13:41 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 26 May 2005 at 10:43 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 370 361 km (230 132 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 241 km (226 329 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 20 May 2005 at 22:02 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 June 2005 at 15:14 in ♈ Aries.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 12 May 2005 at 00:42 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.317°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.270° in the next southern standstill on 25 May 2005 at 23:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.