Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 8 May 2005 Sunday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.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 ∠20° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1838" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2005 after 15 days on 23 May 2005 at 20:18.
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 08:45 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 66 of Meeus index or 1019 from Brown series.
29 days, 13 hours and 10 minutes is the length of new lunation 66. It is 57 minutes shorter than next lunation 67 length.
Length of current synodic month is 26 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 37 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠96.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠131.2°. 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°).
9 days after point of perigee on 29 April 2005 at 09:59 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 May 2005 at 13:41 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 390 015 km (242 344 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 601 km (251 407 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 6 May 2005 at 10:56 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 May 2005 at 22:02 in ♎ Libra.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 28 April 2005 at 15:55 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.359°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.317° in the next northern standstill on 12 May 2005 at 00:42 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.