Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 30 September 2005 Friday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 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 ∠5° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1916".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2005 after 17 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 26 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.
Length of current 70 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 next lunation 71 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 58 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 5 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠205.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠236.1°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 28 September 2005 at 15:20 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 October 2005 at 13:50 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 404 352 km (251 253 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 450 km (227 080 mi).
11 days after its ascending node on 19 September 2005 at 08:09 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 October 2005 at 16:51 in ♎ Libra.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 25 September 2005 at 06:42 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.594°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.604° in the next southern standstill on 9 October 2005 at 16:42 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 days on 3 October 2005 at 10:28 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.