Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 27 July 2005 Wednesday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | July 2005

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 57% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 57% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 28 July 2005 at 03:19 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♉ Taurus later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1894"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1894" and ∠1890".

Sturgeon Moon after 23 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2005 after 23 days on 19 August 2005 at 17:53.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 68 / 1021

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 68 of Meeus index or 1021 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.63 days

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°).

Lunation length longer than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠158.8°

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°.

Moon after perigee

5 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 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 4 August 2005 at 21:49 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 378 412 km

The Moon is 378 412 km (235 134 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 8 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 631 km (252 669 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 26 July 2005 at 17:58 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 10 August 2005 at 07:53 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

7 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 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.311° at the point of next northern standstill on 1 August 2005 at 18:06 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 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.

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