Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 30 June 2005 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 23 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 32% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 32% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 28 June 2005 at 18:23.

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 is entering ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1882"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1882" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2005 after 20 days on 21 July 2005 at 11:00.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 6 July 2005 at 12:03
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 14 July 2005 at 15:20
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 21 July 2005 at 11:00
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 28 July 2005 at 03:19

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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 after perigee

7 days after point of perigee on 23 June 2005 at 11:49 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 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 8 July 2005 at 17:39 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 380 851 km

The Moon is 380 851 km (236 650 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 8 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 363 km (252 502 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 29 June 2005 at 16:29 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 14 July 2005 at 06:35 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

1 day 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

8 days since the previous standstill on 22 June 2005 at 07:59 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.214°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.208° at the point of next northern standstill on 5 July 2005 at 13:08 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 days on 6 July 2005 at 12:03 in ♋ Cancer 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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