Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 May 2005 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | May 2005

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 8 May 2005 at 08:45.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon is entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1817"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1817" and ∠1900".

Flower Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2005 after 14 days on 23 May 2005 at 20:18.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 6 June 2005 at 21:55

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 66 / 1019

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 66 of Meeus index or 1019 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.55 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 10 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 26 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 37 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠96.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠96.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠131.2°.

Moon before perigee

10 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 5 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 394 391 km

The Moon is 394 391 km (245 063 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 601 km (251 407 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after ascending node on 6 May 2005 at 10:56 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 20 May 2005 at 22:02 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

10 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 2 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 14 days

In 14 days on 23 May 2005 at 20:18 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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