Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 15 June 2005 Wednesday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 54% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 15 June 2005 at 01:22 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1810" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2005 after 6 days on 22 June 2005 at 04:14.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 67 of Meeus index or 1020 from Brown series.
Length of current 67 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 7 minutes. It is 55 minutes shorter than next lunation 68 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 23 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 40 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠131.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠158.8°. 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 11 June 2005 at 06:11 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 June 2005 at 11:49 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 396 007 km (246 067 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 675 km (223 492 mi).
12 days after its ascending node on 2 June 2005 at 15:14 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 June 2005 at 03:59 in ♎ Libra.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 8 June 2005 at 07:36 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.224°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.214° in the next southern standstill on 22 June 2005 at 07:59 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 6 days on 22 June 2005 at 04:14 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.