Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 5 June 2005 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | June 2005

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

Waning Crescent 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 30 May 2005 at 11:47.

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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♊ Gemini later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1827"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1827" and ∠1891".

Strawberry Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2005 after 16 days on 22 June 2005 at 04:14.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 6 June 2005 at 21:55
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 15 June 2005 at 01:22
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 22 June 2005 at 04:14
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 28 June 2005 at 18:23

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 28 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.

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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 26 May 2005 at 10:43 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 11 June 2005 at 06:11 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 392 295 km

The Moon is 392 295 km (243 761 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 506 km (251 970 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after ascending node on 2 June 2005 at 15:14 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 17 June 2005 at 03:59 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

2 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 25 May 2005 at 23:03 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.270°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.224° at the point of next northern standstill on 8 June 2005 at 07:36 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 6 June 2005 at 21:55 in ♊ Gemini 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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