Quarter ♈ Aries
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 67% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 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 about ∠13° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1917" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2005 after 24 days on 19 August 2005 at 17:53.
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 20 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.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 2 minutes. It is 39 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 45 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠158.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠181.9°.
4 days after point of perigee on 21 July 2005 at 19:44 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 4 August 2005 at 21:49 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 373 855 km (232 303 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 631 km (252 669 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 17:58 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 10 August 2005 at 07:53 in ♎ Libra.
At 17:58 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
6 days since the previous standstill on 19 July 2005 at 17:52 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.265°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.311° at the point of next northern standstill on 1 August 2005 at 18:06 in ♊ Gemini.
In 9 days on 5 August 2005 at 03:05 in ♌ Leo the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.