Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 14 February 2005 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | February 2005

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

Waxing Crescent 35% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 35% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 8 February 2005 at 22:28.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1842"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1842" and ∠1943".

Snow Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2005 after 9 days on 24 February 2005 at 04:54.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 63 / 1016

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 63 of Meeus index or 1016 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 42 minutes. It is 40 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 2 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 7 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠17.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠17.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠36.2°.

Moon before perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 7 February 2005 at 22:09 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 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 20 February 2005 at 04:59 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 389 148 km

The Moon is 389 148 km (241 805 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 806 km (252 156 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 13 February 2005 at 10:25 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 28 February 2005 at 00:10 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 5 February 2005 at 21:10 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.071°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.152° at the point of next northern standstill on 19 February 2005 at 01:13 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 24 February 2005 at 04:54 in ♍ Virgo 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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