Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 July 2005 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | July 2005

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

Waxing Crescent 4% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 6 July 2005 at 12:03.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2005 after 12 days on 21 July 2005 at 11:00.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 14 July 2005 at 15:20
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 21 July 2005 at 11:00
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 28 July 2005 at 03:19
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 5 August 2005 at 03:05

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 68 / 1021

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 68 of Meeus index or 1021 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.63 days

Length of current 68 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 2 minutes. It is 39 minutes shorter than next lunation 69 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 45 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠158.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠158.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠181.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 17:39, this is 15 days after last perigee on 23 June 2005 at 11:49 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 21 July 2005 at 19:44 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 406 363 km

This apogee Moon is 406 363 km (252 502 mi) away from Earth. It is 955 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 346 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

8 days after its ascending node on 29 June 2005 at 16:29 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 July 2005 at 06:35 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 5 July 2005 at 13:08 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.208°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.265° in the next southern standstill on 19 July 2005 at 17:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 21 July 2005 at 11:00 in ♑ Capricorn, 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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