Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 23 June 2005 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 22 June 2005 at 04:14.
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 ∠21° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2005 after 27 days on 21 July 2005 at 11:00.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 11:49, this is 12 days after last apogee on 11 June 2005 at 06:11 in ♌ Leo. 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 8 July 2005 at 17:39 in ♌ Leo.
This perigee Moon is 359 675 km (223 492 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 833 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 681 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
6 days after its descending node on 17 June 2005 at 03:59 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 29 June 2005 at 16:29 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 22 June 2005 at 07:59 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.214°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.208° in the next northern standstill on 5 July 2005 at 13:08 in ♊ Gemini.
After 13 days on 6 July 2005 at 12:03 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.