Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 11 February 2005 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | February 2005

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

Waxing Crescent 9% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 9% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 8 February 2005 at 22:28.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♈ Aries later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1913"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1913" and ∠1944".

Snow Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2005 after 12 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 63 / 1016

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 63 of Meeus index or 1016 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

Length of current 63 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 42 minutes. It is 40 minutes shorter than next lunation 64 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 2 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 7 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠17.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠17.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠36.2°. 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 after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 7 February 2005 at 22:09 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 February 2005 at 04:59 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 374 681 km

Moon is 374 681 km (232 816 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 806 km (252 156 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 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 day, 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

25 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

5 days after previous South standstill on 5 February 2005 at 21:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.071°. Next 7 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 12 days

After 12 days on 24 February 2005 at 04:54 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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