Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 7 January 2005 Friday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | January 2005

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

Waning Crescent 13% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 13% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 3 January 2005 at 17:46.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1947"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1947" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2005 after 17 days on 25 January 2005 at 10:32.

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 61 / 1014

The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 61 of Meeus index or 1014 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.44 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 34 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2005. It is 9 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 10 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 59 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠345.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠345.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠1.4°.

Moon before apogee

10 days after point of apogee on 27 December 2004 at 19:15 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 10 January 2005 at 10:07 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 368 119 km

The Moon is 368 119 km (228 739 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 572 km (221 564 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after descending node on 4 January 2005 at 21:52 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 17 January 2005 at 07:32 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

11 days since the previous standstill on 26 December 2004 at 14:10 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.905°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-27.938° at the point of next southern standstill on 9 January 2005 at 11:17 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 10 January 2005 at 12:03 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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