Moon ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 8 April 2005 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1895" and ∠1916".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2005 after 15 days on 24 April 2005 at 10:06.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 20:32 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 65 of Meeus index or 1018 from Brown series.
29 days, 12 hours and 13 minutes is the length of new lunation 65. It is 57 minutes shorter than next lunation 66 length.
Length of current synodic month is 31 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 38 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠62.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠96.6°. 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 4 April 2005 at 11:10 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 April 2005 at 18:41 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 378 252 km (235 035 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 304 km (251 223 mi).
12 days after its descending node on 27 March 2005 at 05:15 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 April 2005 at 02:59 in ♈ Aries.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 1 April 2005 at 10:19 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.372°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.381° in the next northern standstill on 14 April 2005 at 16:38 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.