Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 29 July 2005 Friday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | July 2005

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

Waning Crescent 36% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 36% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 28 July 2005 at 03:19.

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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1847"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1847" and ∠1890".

Sturgeon Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2005 after 21 days on 19 August 2005 at 17:53.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 68 / 1021

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before apogee

7 days after point of perigee on 21 July 2005 at 19:44 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 4 August 2005 at 21:49 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 388 036 km

Moon is 388 036 km (241 114 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 631 km (252 669 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 26 July 2005 at 17:58 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 10 August 2005 at 07:53 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

2 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 before northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 19 July 2005 at 17:52 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.265°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.311° in the next northern standstill on 1 August 2005 at 18:06 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 5 August 2005 at 03:05 in ♌ Leo, 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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