Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 May 2005 Friday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | May 2005

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

Waning Crescent 4% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 1 May 2005 at 06:24.

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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1884"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1884" and ∠1902".

Flower Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2005 after 17 days on 23 May 2005 at 20:18.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 8 May 2005 at 08:45
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 16 May 2005 at 08:56
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 23 May 2005 at 20:18
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 30 May 2005 at 11:47

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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 after perigee

7 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 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 May 2005 at 13:41 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 380 526 km

Moon is 380 526 km (236 448 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 601 km (251 407 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 10:56 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 20 May 2005 at 22:02 in ♎ Libra.

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New draconic month

At 10:56 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.

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Moon before northern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 28 April 2005 at 15:55 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.359°. Next 5 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.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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.

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