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Moon phase on 3 June 2005 Friday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | June 2005

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

Waning Crescent 12% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 12% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 30 May 2005 at 11:47.

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 is entering ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1871"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1871" and ∠1891".

Strawberry Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2005 after 18 days on 22 June 2005 at 04:14.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 6 June 2005 at 21:55
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 15 June 2005 at 01:22
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 22 June 2005 at 04:14
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 28 June 2005 at 18:23

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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before apogee

8 days after point of perigee on 26 May 2005 at 10:43 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 11 June 2005 at 06:11 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 383 053 km

Moon is 383 053 km (238 018 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 506 km (251 970 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 2 June 2005 at 15:14 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 June 2005 at 03:59 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

1 day 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

8 days after previous South standstill on 25 May 2005 at 23:03 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.270°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.224° in the next northern standstill on 8 June 2005 at 07:36 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 6 June 2005 at 21:55 in ♊ Gemini, 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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