Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 5 September 2005 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | September 2005

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

Waxing Crescent 3% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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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 3 September 2005 at 18:45.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1801"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1801" and ∠1903".

Harvest Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2005 after 12 days on 18 September 2005 at 02:01.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 70 / 1023

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 70 of Meeus index or 1023 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

Length of current 70 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 42 minutes. 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

4 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 11 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 398 037 km

Moon is 398 037 km (247 329 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 406 km (223 946 mi).

Moon before descending node

13 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 day, 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

13 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 southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 28 August 2005 at 23:42 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.476°. Next 6 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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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 18 September 2005 at 02:01 in ♓ Pisces, 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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