Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 18 September 2005 Sunday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1942" and ∠1910".
The Full Moon this days is the Harvest of September 2005.
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.
The Moon is 15 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.
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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 16 September 2005 at 13:58 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 September 2005 at 15:20 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 369 043 km (229 313 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 307 km (251 846 mi).
12 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 September 2005 at 08:09 in ♈ Aries.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 12 September 2005 at 10:54 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.556°. Next 6 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.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.