Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 11 June 2005 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | June 2005

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

Waxing Crescent 19% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 19% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 6 June 2005 at 21:55.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1890".

Strawberry Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2005 after 10 days on 22 June 2005 at 04:14.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 6 July 2005 at 12:03

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 67 / 1020

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 67 of Meeus index or 1020 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 7 minutes. It is 55 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 1 hour and 23 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 40 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠131.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠131.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠158.8°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 06:11. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 26 May 2005 at 10:43 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next perigee on 23 June 2005 at 11:49 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 405 506 km

This apogee Moon is 405 506 km (251 970 mi) away from Earth. It is 98 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 203 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

8 days after ascending node on 2 June 2005 at 15:14 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 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

8 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 after northern standstill

3 days since the previous standstill on 8 June 2005 at 07:36 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.224°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.214° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 June 2005 at 07:59 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 days on 22 June 2005 at 04:14 in ♑ Capricorn 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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