Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 8 July 2005 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 6 July 2005 at 12:03.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2005 after 12 days on 21 July 2005 at 11:00.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 68 of Meeus index or 1021 from Brown series.
Length of current 68 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 2 minutes. It is 39 minutes shorter than next lunation 69 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 45 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠158.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠181.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 17:39, this is 15 days after last perigee on 23 June 2005 at 11:49 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 21 July 2005 at 19:44 in ♑ Capricorn.
This apogee Moon is 406 363 km (252 502 mi) away from Earth. It is 955 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 346 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
8 days after its ascending node on 29 June 2005 at 16:29 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 July 2005 at 06:35 in ♎ Libra.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 5 July 2005 at 13:08 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.208°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.265° in the next southern standstill on 19 July 2005 at 17:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 12 days on 21 July 2005 at 11:00 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.