Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 13 January 2005 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | January 2005

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

Waxing Crescent 13% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 13% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 10 January 2005 at 12:03.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1941"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1941" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2005 after 11 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 62 / 1015

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 62 of Meeus index or 1015 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 25 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2005. It is 17 minutes shorter 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 19 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 50 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠1.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠1.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠17.1°.

Moon after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 10 January 2005 at 10:07 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 23 January 2005 at 18:54 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 369 225 km

The Moon is 369 225 km (229 426 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 444 km (252 553 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after descending node on 4 January 2005 at 21:52 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 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

23 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 after southern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 9 January 2005 at 11:17 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.938°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.973° at the point of next northern standstill on 22 January 2005 at 19:22 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 25 January 2005 at 10:32 in ♌ Leo the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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