Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 26 May 2005 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 23 May 2005 at 20:18.
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 about ∠12° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2005 after 26 days on 22 June 2005 at 04:14.
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 17 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.
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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 10:43, this is 11 days after last apogee on 14 May 2005 at 13:41 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 11 June 2005 at 06:11 in ♌ Leo.
This perigee Moon is 364 241 km (226 329 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 733 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 6 115 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
5 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 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 June 2005 at 15:14 in ♈ Aries.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 25 May 2005 at 23:03 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.270°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.224° in the next northern standstill on 8 June 2005 at 07:36 in ♋ Cancer.
After 11 days on 6 June 2005 at 21:55 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.