Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 August 2005 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | August 2005

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

Waning Crescent 32% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 32% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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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 26 August 2005 at 15:18.

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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1799"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1799" and ∠1900".

Harvest Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2005 after 20 days on 18 September 2005 at 02:01.

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 69 / 1022

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 69 of Meeus index or 1022 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

Length of current 69 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 41 minutes. It is 1 minute shorter than next lunation 70 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 57 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 6 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠181.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠181.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠205.9°. 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

9 days after point of perigee on 19 August 2005 at 05:32 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 September 2005 at 02:35 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 398 392 km

Moon is 398 392 km (247 549 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 210 km (252 407 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 22 August 2005 at 23:05 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 6 September 2005 at 10:52 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

5 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 in northern standstill

At 23:42 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.476°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.556° in its southern standstill point on 12 September 2005 at 10:54 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 3 September 2005 at 18:45 in ♍ Virgo, 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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