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Moon phase on 3 September 2005 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | September 2005

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 3 September 2005 at 18:45 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1776" and ∠1903".

Harvest Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2005 after 14 days on 18 September 2005 at 02:01.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

New lunation 70 / 1023

At 18:45 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 70 of Meeus index or 1023 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

29 days, 15 hours and 42 minutes is the length of new lunation 70. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2005. It is 45 minutes longer than next lunation 71 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 58 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 5 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠205.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠205.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠236.1°. 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 after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 1 September 2005 at 02:35 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 16 September 2005 at 13:58 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 403 498 km

Moon is 403 498 km (250 722 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 406 km (223 946 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 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 2 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

11 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

5 days after previous North standstill on 28 August 2005 at 23:42 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.476°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.556° in the next southern standstill on 12 September 2005 at 10:54 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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