Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 February 2005 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | February 2005

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

Waning Crescent 9% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 9% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 2 February 2005 at 07:27.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1946".

Snow Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2005 after 17 days on 24 February 2005 at 04:54.

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 62 / 1015

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 62 of Meeus index or 1015 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

Length of current 62 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 25 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2005. It is 17 minutes shorter than next lunation 63 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 19 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 50 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠1.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠1.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠17.1°. 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

13 days after point of apogee on 23 January 2005 at 18:54 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 February 2005 at 22:09 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 363 441 km

Moon is 363 441 km (225 832 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 564 km (222 801 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 31 January 2005 at 22:49 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 February 2005 at 10:25 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 5 February 2005 at 21:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.071°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.152° in the next northern standstill on 19 February 2005 at 01:13 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 8 February 2005 at 22:28 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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