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Moon phase on 17 September 2005 Saturday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | September 2005

Full Moon phase
Full Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 99% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99%. The 14 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 18 September 2005 at 02:01 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1958"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1958" and ∠1909".

It is Harvest Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Harvest of September 2005.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunation 70 / 1023

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 70 of Meeus index or 1023 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

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°).

Lunation length longer than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠205.9°

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°.

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 16 September 2005 at 13:58 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 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 28 September 2005 at 15:20 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 366 029 km

The Moon is 366 029 km (227 440 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 307 km (251 846 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after descending node on 6 September 2005 at 10:52 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 19 September 2005 at 08:09 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

25 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

5 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 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.594° at the point of next northern standstill on 25 September 2005 at 06:42 in ♋ Cancer.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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