Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 17 July 2005 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 14 July 2005 at 15:20.
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 is passing first ∠0° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1909" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2005 after 3 days on 21 July 2005 at 11:00.
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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 68 of Meeus index or 1021 from Brown series.
Length of current 68 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 2 minutes. It is 39 minutes shorter than next lunation 69 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 45 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠158.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠181.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
8 days after point of apogee on 8 July 2005 at 17:39 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 July 2005 at 19:44 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 375 401 km (233 263 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 160 km (221 929 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 14 July 2005 at 06:35 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 26 July 2005 at 17:58 in ♈ Aries.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 5 July 2005 at 13:08 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.208°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.265° in the next southern standstill on 19 July 2005 at 17:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 3 days on 21 July 2005 at 11:00 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.