Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 1 September 2005 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | September 2005

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

Waning Crescent 5% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 26 August 2005 at 15:18.

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 in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1902".

Harvest Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2005 after 16 days on 18 September 2005 at 02:01.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 69 / 1022

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 69 of Meeus index or 1022 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

Length of current 69 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 41 minutes. It is 1 minute shorter than next lunation 70 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 57 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 6 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠181.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠181.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠205.9°. 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 at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 02:35. It is 12 days after previous perigee on 19 August 2005 at 05:32 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next perigee on 16 September 2005 at 13:58 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 406 210 km

This apogee Moon is 406 210 km (252 407 mi) away from Earth. It is 802 km further than the mean apogee distance, but is still 499 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

9 days after ascending node on 22 August 2005 at 23:05 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 6 September 2005 at 10:52 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

9 days after 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 after previous North standstill on 28 August 2005 at 23:42 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.476°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.556° in the next southern standstill on 12 September 2005 at 10:54 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 3 September 2005 at 18:45 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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