Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 25 May 2005 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | May 2005

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

Waning Gibbous 96% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 23 May 2005 at 20:18.

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 in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1953"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1953" and ∠1894".

Flower Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2005 after 27 days on 22 June 2005 at 04:14.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 30 May 2005 at 11:47
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 6 June 2005 at 21:55
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 15 June 2005 at 01:22
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 22 June 2005 at 04:14

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 66 / 1019

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 66 of Meeus index or 1019 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.55 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 10 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 26 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 37 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠96.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠96.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠131.2°.

Moon before apogee

10 days after point of apogee on 14 May 2005 at 13:41 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 26 May 2005 at 10:43 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 367 035 km

The Moon is 367 035 km (228 065 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 364 241 km (226 329 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 20 May 2005 at 22:02 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 2 June 2005 at 15:14 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 23:03 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-28.270°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠28.224° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 8 June 2005 at 07:36.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 6 June 2005 at 21:55 in ♊ Gemini 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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