Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 16 November 2005 Wednesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Taurus.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 ∠0° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1856" and ∠1941".
The Full Moon this days is the Beaver of November 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 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°).
6 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 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 November 2005 at 06:17 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 386 139 km (239 936 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 371 km (251 264 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 13 November 2005 at 02:02 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 November 2005 at 07:13 in ♎ Libra.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 5 November 2005 at 22:03 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.529°. Next 2 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.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.