Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 82% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 11 September 2005 at 11:37.
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 first ∠2° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1908".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2005 after 3 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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 70 of Meeus index or 1023 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 42 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2005. It is 45 minutes longer 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 58 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 5 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠205.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠236.1°.
13 days after point of apogee on 1 September 2005 at 02:35 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 16 September 2005 at 13:58 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 363 756 km (226 027 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 360 406 km (223 946 mi).
8 days after descending node on 6 September 2005 at 10:52 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 19 September 2005 at 08:09 in ♈ Aries.
22 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
2 days since the previous standstill on 12 September 2005 at 10:54 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.556°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.594° at the point of next northern standstill on 25 September 2005 at 06:42 in ♋ Cancer.
In 3 days on 18 September 2005 at 02:01 in ♓ Pisces 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.