Crescent ♌ Leo
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 21% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 25 September 2005 at 06:41.
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 passing about ∠11° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1915".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2005 after 19 days on 17 October 2005 at 12:14.
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.
The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 70 of Meeus index or 1023 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 42 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2005. It is 45 minutes longer 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 58 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 5 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠205.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠236.1°.
Moon is at apogee at 15:20. It is 12 days after previous perigee on 16 September 2005 at 13:58 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 16 days, until point of next perigee on 14 October 2005 at 13:50 in ♓ Pisces.
This apogee Moon is 405 307 km (251 846 mi) away from Earth. It is 101 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 402 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
9 days after ascending node on 19 September 2005 at 08:09 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 3 October 2005 at 16:51 in ♎ Libra.
9 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 25 September 2005 at 06:42 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.594°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.604° at the point of next southern standstill on 9 October 2005 at 16:42 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 4 days on 3 October 2005 at 10:28 in ♎ Libra 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.