Moon ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 16 September 2005 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 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 ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1909".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2005 after 1 day on 18 September 2005 at 02:01.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 13 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.
Length of current 70 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 next lunation 71 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 58 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 5 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠205.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠236.1°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 13:58, this is 15 days after last apogee on 1 September 2005 at 02:35 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 28 September 2005 at 15:20 in ♌ Leo.
This perigee Moon is 360 406 km (223 946 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 102 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 9 950 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
10 days after its descending node on 6 September 2005 at 10:52 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 September 2005 at 08:09 in ♈ Aries.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 12 September 2005 at 10:54 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.556°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.594° in the next northern standstill on 25 September 2005 at 06:42 in ♋ Cancer.
After 1 day on 18 September 2005 at 02:01 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.