Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 31 May 2005 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 30 May 2005 at 11:47.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1937" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2005 after 21 days on 22 June 2005 at 04:14.
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.
The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 66 of Meeus index or 1019 from Brown series.
Length of current 66 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 10 minutes. 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 26 May 2005 at 10:43 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 11 June 2005 at 06:11 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 369 966 km (229 886 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 506 km (251 970 mi).
10 days after its descending node on 20 May 2005 at 22:02 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 June 2005 at 15:14 in ♈ Aries.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 25 May 2005 at 23:03 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.270°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.224° in the next northern standstill on 8 June 2005 at 07:36 in ♋ Cancer.
After 6 days on 6 June 2005 at 21:55 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.