Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 14 March 2005 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | March 2005

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

Waxing Crescent 20% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 20% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 10 March 2005 at 09:10.

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 ∠16° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1834"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1834" and ∠1930".

Worm Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2005 after 11 days on 25 March 2005 at 20:58.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 17 March 2005 at 19:19
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 25 March 2005 at 20:58
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 2 April 2005 at 00:50
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 8 April 2005 at 20:32

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 64 / 1017

The Moon is 4 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.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 22 minutes. It is 51 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 1 hour and 22 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 47 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠36.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠36.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠62.3°.

Moon before perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 8 March 2005 at 03:42 in ♒ Aquarius. 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 19 March 2005 at 22:54 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 390 814 km

The Moon is 390 814 km (242 841 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 848 km (251 561 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 12 March 2005 at 17:37 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 27 March 2005 at 05:15 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

9 days since the previous standstill on 5 March 2005 at 04:40 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.257°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.325° at the point of next northern standstill on 18 March 2005 at 08:25 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 25 March 2005 at 20:58 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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