Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 14 May 2005 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | May 2005

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

Waxing Crescent 33% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 33% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 8 May 2005 at 08:45.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1898".

Flower Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2005 after 9 days on 23 May 2005 at 20:18.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 6 June 2005 at 21:55

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 66 / 1019

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 66 of Meeus index or 1019 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.55 days

Length of current 66 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 10 minutes. It is 57 minutes shorter than next lunation 67 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 26 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 37 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠96.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠96.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠131.2°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 13:41, this is 15 days after last perigee on 29 April 2005 at 09:59 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 26 May 2005 at 10:43 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 404 601 km

This apogee Moon is 404 601 km (251 407 mi) away from Earth. It is 807 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 108 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

8 days after its ascending node on 6 May 2005 at 10:56 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 May 2005 at 22:02 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

8 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 after northern standstill

2 days after previous North standstill on 12 May 2005 at 00:42 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.317°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.270° in the next southern standstill on 25 May 2005 at 23:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 23 May 2005 at 20:18 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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