Moon* ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 4 August 2005 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2005 after 15 days on 19 August 2005 at 17:53.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 12:02 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 68 of Meeus index or 1021 from Brown series.
29 days, 15 hours and 2 minutes is the length of new lunation 68. 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 21:49, this is 14 days after last perigee on 21 July 2005 at 19:44 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 19 August 2005 at 05:32 in ♒ Aquarius.
This apogee Moon is 406 631 km (252 669 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2005. It is 1 223 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 78 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
8 days after its ascending node on 26 July 2005 at 17:58 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 10 August 2005 at 07:53 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 1 August 2005 at 18:06 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.311°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.409° in the next southern standstill on 16 August 2005 at 03:16 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.