Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 65% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 13 August 2005 at 02:39.
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 about ∠9° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1919" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2005 after 5 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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 69 of Meeus index or 1022 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 41 minutes. It is 1 minute 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 57 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 6 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠181.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠205.9°.
9 days after point of apogee on 4 August 2005 at 21:49 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 19 August 2005 at 05:32 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 373 550 km (232 113 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 396 km (222 076 mi).
4 days after descending node on 10 August 2005 at 07:53 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 22 August 2005 at 23:05 in ♈ Aries.
18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
12 days since the previous standstill on 1 August 2005 at 18:06 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.311°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-28.409° at the point of next southern standstill on 16 August 2005 at 03:16 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 5 days on 19 August 2005 at 17:53 in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.