Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 April 2005 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin

Moon phase for

Lunar calendar 2005 | April 2005

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

Waning Crescent 33% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 33% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

Previous date | Moon Today | Next date

Moon phases for next 7 days

7 days ago | 7 days after

Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 2 April 2005 at 00:50.

Moonrise and moonset

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 entering ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1919".

Pink Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2005 after 20 days on 24 April 2005 at 10:06.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 8 April 2005 at 20:32
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 16 April 2005 at 14:37
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 24 April 2005 at 10:06
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 1 May 2005 at 06:24

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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 64 of Meeus index or 1017 from Brown series.

PreviousCurrent lunationNext

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 apogee

14 days after point of apogee on 19 March 2005 at 22:54 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 4 April 2005 at 11:10 in ♒ Aquarius.

Previous apogeeNext perigee

Distance to Moon 363 402 km

The Moon is 363 402 km (225 808 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 492 km (228 970 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after descending node on 27 March 2005 at 05:15 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 9 April 2005 at 02:59 in ♈ Aries.

Previous nodeNext node

Draconic month

21 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

PreviousCurrent draconic monthNext

Moon after southern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 1 April 2005 at 10:19 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.372°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.381° at the point of next northern standstill on 14 April 2005 at 16:38 in ♊ Gemini.

Previous standstillNext standstill

Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 8 April 2005 at 20:32 in ♈ Aries the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

Previous syzygyNext syzygy

Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Back to: Top of page