Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 7 January 2005 Friday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | January 2005

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

Waning Crescent 13% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 13% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 3 January 2005 at 17:46.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1947"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1947" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2005 after 17 days on 25 January 2005 at 10:32.

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 61 / 1014

The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 61 of Meeus index or 1014 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.44 days

Length of current 61 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 34 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2005. It is 9 minutes longer than next lunation 62 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 10 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 59 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠345.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠345.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠1.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before perigee

10 days after point of apogee on 27 December 2004 at 19:15 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 January 2005 at 10:07 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 368 119 km

Moon is 368 119 km (228 739 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 572 km (221 564 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 4 January 2005 at 21:52 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 January 2005 at 07:32 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

11 days after previous North standstill on 26 December 2004 at 14:10 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.905°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.938° in the next southern standstill on 9 January 2005 at 11:17 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 10 January 2005 at 12:03 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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