Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 15 January 2005 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 10 January 2005 at 12:03.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1898" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2005 after 9 days on 25 January 2005 at 10:32.
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.
The Moon is 5 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.
Length of current 62 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 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 10 January 2005 at 10:07 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 January 2005 at 18:54 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 377 656 km (234 665 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 444 km (252 553 mi).
10 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 January 2005 at 07:32 in ♈ Aries.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 9 January 2005 at 11:17 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.938°. Next 7 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.
After 9 days on 25 January 2005 at 10:32 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.