Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 19 July 2005 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 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.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1950" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2005 after 1 day 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 12 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°).
10 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 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 July 2005 at 19:44 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 367 585 km (228 407 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 160 km (221 929 mi).
5 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 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 26 July 2005 at 17:58 in ♈ Aries.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 17:52 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.265°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.311° in its northern standstill point on 1 August 2005 at 18:06 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day 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.