Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 11 April 2005 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | April 2005

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

Waxing Crescent 8% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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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 April 2005 at 20:32.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1826"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1826" and ∠1914".

Pink Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2005 after 12 days on 24 April 2005 at 10:06.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 16 April 2005 at 14:37
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 24 April 2005 at 10:06
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 1 May 2005 at 06:24
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 8 May 2005 at 08:45

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 65 / 1018

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 65 of Meeus index or 1018 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

Length of current 65 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 13 minutes. It is 57 minutes shorter than next lunation 66 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 31 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 38 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠62.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠62.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠96.6°. 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 apogee

7 days after point of perigee on 4 April 2005 at 11:10 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 April 2005 at 18:41 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 392 525 km

Moon is 392 525 km (243 904 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 304 km (251 223 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 9 April 2005 at 02:59 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 23 April 2005 at 13:30 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 1 April 2005 at 10:19 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.372°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.381° in the next northern standstill on 14 April 2005 at 16:38 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 24 April 2005 at 10:06 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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