Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2005 after 14 days on 25 January 2005 at 10:32.
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.
At 12:03 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 62 of Meeus index or 1015 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 25 minutes is the length of new lunation 62. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2005. It is 17 minutes shorter than next lunation 63 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 19 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 50 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠1.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠17.1°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 10:07, this is 13 days after last apogee on 27 December 2004 at 19:15 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 23 January 2005 at 18:54 in ♋ Cancer.
This perigee Moon is 356 572 km (221 564 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2005. It is 5 936 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 147 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
5 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 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 January 2005 at 07:32 in ♈ Aries.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 9 January 2005 at 11:17 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.938°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.973° in the next northern standstill on 22 January 2005 at 19:22 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.