Moon* ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 9 January 2005 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 3 January 2005 at 17:46.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2005 after 15 days on 25 January 2005 at 10:32.
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.
The Moon is 28 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.
Length of current 61 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 next lunation 62 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 10 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 59 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠345.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠1.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
12 days after point of apogee on 27 December 2004 at 19:15 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 January 2005 at 10:07 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 363 736 km (226 015 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 572 km (221 564 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 4 January 2005 at 21:52 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 January 2005 at 07:32 in ♈ Aries.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 11:17 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-27.938°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2005. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠27.973° in its northern standstill point on 22 January 2005 at 19:22 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day on 10 January 2005 at 12:03 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.