Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 17 June 2005 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | June 2005

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

Waxing Gibbous 74% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 74% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 15 June 2005 at 01:22.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1852"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1852" and ∠1888".

Strawberry Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2005 after 4 days on 22 June 2005 at 04:14.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 22 June 2005 at 04:14
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 28 June 2005 at 18:23
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 6 July 2005 at 12:03
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 14 July 2005 at 15:20

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 67 / 1020

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 67 of Meeus index or 1020 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 7 minutes. It is 55 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 1 hour and 23 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 40 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠131.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠131.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠158.8°.

Moon before apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 11 June 2005 at 06:11 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 23 June 2005 at 11:49 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 387 010 km

The Moon is 387 010 km (240 477 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 675 km (223 492 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 03:59 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 12 days later on 29 June 2005 at 16:29 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

14 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 before southern standstill

9 days since the previous standstill on 8 June 2005 at 07:36 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.224°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.214° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 June 2005 at 07:59 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 days on 22 June 2005 at 04:14 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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