Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 9 February 2005 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1953" and ∠1945".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2005 after 14 days on 24 February 2005 at 04:54.
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 22:28 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 63 of Meeus index or 1016 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 42 minutes is the length of new lunation 63. It is 40 minutes shorter than next lunation 64 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 2 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 7 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠17.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠36.2°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 7 February 2005 at 22:09 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 February 2005 at 04:59 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 367 109 km (228 111 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 806 km (252 156 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 31 January 2005 at 22:49 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 February 2005 at 10:25 in ♈ Aries.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 5 February 2005 at 21:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.071°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.152° in the next northern standstill on 19 February 2005 at 01:13 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.