Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 17 August 2005 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days 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 ∠23° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2005 after 2 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 12 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.
Length of current 69 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 41 minutes. It is 1 minute shorter than next lunation 70 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 57 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 6 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠181.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠205.9°. 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°).
12 days after point of apogee on 4 August 2005 at 21:49 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 August 2005 at 05:32 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 364 306 km (226 369 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 396 km (222 076 mi).
7 days after its descending node on 10 August 2005 at 07:53 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 August 2005 at 23:05 in ♈ Aries.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 16 August 2005 at 03:16 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.409°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.476° in the next northern standstill on 28 August 2005 at 23:42 in ♊ Gemini.
After 2 days on 19 August 2005 at 17:53 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.