Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 21 October 2005 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | October 2005

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 82% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 82% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 17 October 2005 at 12:14.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1821"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1821" and ∠1928".

Hunter Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2005 after 25 days on 16 November 2005 at 00:58.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 71 / 1024

The Moon is 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 71 of Meeus index or 1024 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.62 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 57 minutes. It is 1 hour and 21 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 13 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 50 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠236.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠236.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠273.1°.

Moon before perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 14 October 2005 at 13:50 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 26 October 2005 at 09:34 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 393 567 km

The Moon is 393 567 km (244 551 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 493 km (251 340 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after ascending node on 16 October 2005 at 18:25 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 31 October 2005 at 00:32 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days since the previous standstill on 9 October 2005 at 16:42 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.604°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠28.583° at the point of next northern standstill on 22 October 2005 at 15:02 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 2 November 2005 at 01:25 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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