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Moon phase on 4 May 2005 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | May 2005

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

Waning Crescent 17% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 17% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 1 May 2005 at 06:24.

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 in ♓ Pisces

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♈ Aries later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1928"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1928" and ∠1903".

Flower Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2005 after 19 days on 23 May 2005 at 20:18.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 8 May 2005 at 08:45
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 16 May 2005 at 08:56
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 23 May 2005 at 20:18
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 30 May 2005 at 11:47

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 65 / 1018

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 65 of Meeus index or 1018 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 13 minutes. It is 57 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 31 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 38 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠62.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠62.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠96.6°.

Moon after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 29 April 2005 at 09:59 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 14 May 2005 at 13:41 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 371 698 km

The Moon is 371 698 km (230 962 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 601 km (251 407 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after descending node on 23 April 2005 at 13:30 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 6 May 2005 at 10:56 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

5 days since the previous standstill on 28 April 2005 at 15:55 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.359°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.317° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 May 2005 at 00:42 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 8 May 2005 at 08:45 in ♉ Taurus 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.

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