Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 8 March 2005 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 3 March 2005 at 17:36.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1933".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2005 after 17 days on 25 March 2005 at 20:58.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 63 of Meeus index or 1016 from Brown series.
Length of current 63 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 42 minutes. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 03:42, this is 15 days after last apogee on 20 February 2005 at 04:59 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 19 March 2005 at 22:54 in ♋ Cancer.
This perigee Moon is 363 235 km (225 704 mi) away from Earth. It is 727 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 7 121 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
8 days after its descending node on 28 February 2005 at 00:10 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 March 2005 at 17:37 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 March 2005 at 04:40 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.257°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.325° in the next northern standstill on 18 March 2005 at 08:25 in ♋ Cancer.
After 1 day on 10 March 2005 at 09:10 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.