Moon* ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 16 October 2005 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 10 October 2005 at 19:01.
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 about ∠10° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1935" and ∠1925".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2005 after 1 day on 17 October 2005 at 12:14.
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 71 of Meeus index or 1024 from Brown series.
Length of current 71 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 57 minutes. It is 1 hour and 21 minutes longer than next lunation 72 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 13 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 50 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠236.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠273.1°. 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 14 October 2005 at 13:50 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 October 2005 at 09:34 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 370 519 km (230 230 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 493 km (251 340 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 18:25 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 31 October 2005 at 00:32 in ♎ Libra.
At 18:25 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
6 days after previous South standstill on 9 October 2005 at 16:42 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.604°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.583° in the next northern standstill on 22 October 2005 at 15:02 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day on 17 October 2005 at 12:14 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.