Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 23 July 2005 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 21 July 2005 at 11:00.
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 first ∠0° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2005 after 27 days on 19 August 2005 at 17:53.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 21 July 2005 at 19:44 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 4 August 2005 at 21:49 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 364 409 km (226 433 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 631 km (252 669 mi).
9 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 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 26 July 2005 at 17:58 in ♈ Aries.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 19 July 2005 at 17:52 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.265°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.311° in the next northern standstill on 1 August 2005 at 18:06 in ♊ Gemini.
After 12 days on 5 August 2005 at 03:05 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.