Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 12 March 2005 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 10 March 2005 at 09:10.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1881" and ∠1931".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2005 after 13 days on 25 March 2005 at 20:58.
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.
The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 64 of Meeus index or 1017 from Brown series.
Length of current 64 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 22 minutes. It is 51 minutes shorter than next lunation 65 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 22 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 47 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠36.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠62.3°. 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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 8 March 2005 at 03:42 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 19 March 2005 at 22:54 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 381 110 km (236 811 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 848 km (251 561 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 17:37 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 27 March 2005 at 05:15 in ♎ Libra.
At 17:37 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
7 days after previous South standstill on 5 March 2005 at 04:40 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.257°. Next 5 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 13 days on 25 March 2005 at 20:58 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.