Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 9 April 2005 Saturday 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.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1871" and ∠1915".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2005 after 14 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°).
5 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 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 April 2005 at 18:41 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 383 064 km (238 025 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 304 km (251 223 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 02:59 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 23 April 2005 at 13:30 in ♎ Libra.
At 02:59 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
8 days after previous South standstill on 1 April 2005 at 10:19 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.372°. Next 5 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.