Moon* ♌ Leo
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♌ Leo.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 5 August 2005 at 03:05 UTC.
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.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 2 minutes. It is 39 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 45 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠158.8°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠181.9°.
Moon is at apogee at 21:49. It is 14 days after previous perigee on 21 July 2005 at 19:44 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 14 days, until 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 further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 78 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
8 days after ascending node on 26 July 2005 at 17:58 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 10 August 2005 at 07:53 in ♎ Libra.
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.
2 days since the previous standstill on 1 August 2005 at 18:06 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.311°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.409° at the point of next southern standstill on 16 August 2005 at 03:16 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.