Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 47% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 1 May 2005 at 06:24 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1904".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2005 after 22 days on 23 May 2005 at 20:18.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 65 of Meeus index or 1018 from Brown series.
Length of current 65 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 13 minutes. It is 57 minutes shorter than next lunation 66 length.
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.
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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 29 April 2005 at 09:59 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 May 2005 at 13:41 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 363 824 km (226 070 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 601 km (251 407 mi).
7 days after its descending node on 23 April 2005 at 13:30 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 May 2005 at 10:56 in ♈ Aries.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 28 April 2005 at 15:55 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.359°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.317° in the next northern standstill on 12 May 2005 at 00:42 in ♋ Cancer.
After 6 days on 8 May 2005 at 08:45 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.