Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 72% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 19 August 2005 at 17:53.
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 ∠6° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1884" and ∠1898".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2005 after 24 days on 18 September 2005 at 02:01.
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 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°.
5 days after point of perigee on 19 August 2005 at 05:32 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 1 September 2005 at 02:35 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 380 443 km (236 396 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 210 km (252 407 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 22 August 2005 at 23:05 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 6 September 2005 at 10:52 in ♎ Libra.
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.
8 days since the previous standstill on 16 August 2005 at 03:16 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.409°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.476° at the point of next northern standstill on 28 August 2005 at 23:42 in ♊ Gemini.
In 10 days on 3 September 2005 at 18:45 in ♍ Virgo 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.