Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 12 November 2005 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 9 November 2005 at 01:57.
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 ∠5° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1945" and ∠1939".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2005 after 3 days on 16 November 2005 at 00:58.
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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 72 of Meeus index or 1025 from Brown series.
Length of current 72 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 36 minutes. It is 1 hour and 25 minutes longer than next lunation 73 length.
Length of current synodic month is 52 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 11 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠273.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠306.3°. 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 10 November 2005 at 00:15 in ♓ Pisces. 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 23 November 2005 at 06:17 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 368 622 km (229 051 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 371 km (251 264 mi).
12 days after its descending node on 31 October 2005 at 00:32 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 13 November 2005 at 02:02 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 5 November 2005 at 22:03 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.529°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.471° in the next northern standstill on 18 November 2005 at 23:39 in ♊ Gemini.
After 3 days on 16 November 2005 at 00:58 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.