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Moon phase on 1 October 2005 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | October 2005

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

Waning Crescent 4% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 25 September 2005 at 06:41.

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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1781"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1781" and ∠1917".

Hunter Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2005 after 16 days on 17 October 2005 at 12:14.

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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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

2 days after point of apogee on 28 September 2005 at 15:20 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 14 October 2005 at 13:50 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 402 422 km

Moon is 402 422 km (250 053 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 450 km (227 080 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 19 September 2005 at 08:09 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 3 October 2005 at 16:51 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

12 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

6 days after previous North standstill on 25 September 2005 at 06:42 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.594°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.604° in the next southern standstill on 9 October 2005 at 16:42 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 3 October 2005 at 10:28 in ♎ Libra, 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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