2005 Phases of the Moon

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2005 Phases of the moon
New Moon First Quarter Full Moon Last Quarter
Day Time Day Time Day Time Day Time
            3 January 17:46
10 January 12:03 17 January 06:57 25 January 10:32 2 February 07:27
8 February 22:28 16 February 00:16 24 February 04:54 3 March 17:36
10 March 09:10 17 March 19:19 25 March 20:58 2 April 00:50
8 April 20:32 16 April 14:37 24 April 10:06 1 May 06:24
8 May 08:45 16 May 08:56 23 May 20:18 30 May 11:47
6 June 21:55 15 June 01:22 22 June 04:14 28 June 18:23
6 July 12:02 14 July 15:20 21 July 11:00 28 July 03:19
5 August 03:05 13 August 02:38 19 August 17:53 26 August 15:18
3 September 18:45 11 September 11:37 18 September 02:01 25 September 06:41
3 October 10:28 10 October 19:01 17 October 12:14 25 October 01:17
2 November 01:24 9 November 01:57 16 November 00:57 23 November 22:11
1 December 15:01 8 December 09:36 15 December 16:15 23 December 19:36
31 December 03:12            
Perigee and Apogee dates and times
Perigee Apogee
Day Time Distance in
kilometresa
Closest
or most
distantb
Intervalc Day Time Distance in
kilometresa
Closest
or most
distantb
Intervalc
  1. For each perigee and apogee the distance in kilometres between the centres of the Earth and Moon is given. Perigee and apogee distances are usually accurate to within a few kilometres compared to values calculated with the definitive ELP 2000-82 theory of the lunar orbit; the maximum error over the years 1977 through 2022 is 12km in perigee distance and 6km at apogee.
  2. The closest perigee and most distant apogee of the year are marked with "++" if closer in time to full Moon or "--" if closer to new Moon. Other close-to-maximum apogees and perigees are flagged with a single character, again indicating the nearer phase. Following the flags is the interval between the moment of perigee or apogee and the closest new or full phase; extrema cluster on the shorter intervals, with a smaller bias toward months surrounding the Earth's perihelion in early January.
  3. "F" indicates the perigee or apogee is closer to full Moon, and "N" that new Moon is closer. The sign indicates whether the perigee or apogee is before ("-") or after ("+") the indicated phase, followed by the interval in days and hours. Scan for plus signs to find "photo opportunities" where the Moon is full close to apogee and perigee.
10 January 10:04 356571 -- N- 2h 23 January 18:55 406442 + F-1d15h
7 February 22:58 358563   N- 23h 20 February 05:00 405805   F-3d23h
8 March 03:50 363234   N-2d 5h 19 March 22:55 404847   F-5d22h
4 April 11:20 368490   N-4d 9h 16 April 18:42 404302   F-7d15h
29 April 09:46 369028   F+4d23h 14 May 13:42 404600   N+6d 4h
26 May 10:29 364240   F+2d14h 11 June 06:13 405505   N+4d 8h
23 June 12:42 359674   F+1d 8h 8 July 17:40 406362 - N+2d 5h
21 July 19:38 357159   F+ 8h 4 August 21:50 406629 -- N- 5h
19 August 05:07 357395   F- 12h 1 September 02:36 406209 - N-2d16h
16 September 14:21 360405   F-1d11h 28 September 15:21 405306   N-4d19h
14 October 14:44 365449   F-2d21h 26 October 09:36 404492   N-6d15h
9 November 23:11 370013   F-6d 1h 23 November 06:19 404370   F+7d 5h
5 December 04:44 367364   N+3d13h 21 December 02:50 405013   F+5d10h
Earth Seasons 2005
Perihelion Aphelion Equinoxes Solstices
Day Time Day Time Day Time Day Time Day Time Day Time
2 January 01:00 5 July 05:00 20 March 12:34 22 September 22:23 21 June 06:46 21 December 18:35

Topic contact: astro@ga.gov.au Last updated: October 4, 2013