Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 October 2005 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | October 2005

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

Waning Crescent 1% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

7 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 7 days on 25 September 2005 at 06:41.

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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♎ Libra later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1794"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1794" and ∠1918".

Hunter Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2005 after 15 days on 17 October 2005 at 12:14.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 70 / 1023

The Moon is 28 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.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

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°).

Lunation length longer than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠205.9°

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 after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 28 September 2005 at 15:20 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 14 October 2005 at 13:50 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 399 643 km

The Moon is 399 643 km (248 327 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 12 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 365 450 km (227 080 mi).

Moon before descending node

13 days after ascending node on 19 September 2005 at 08:09 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 3 October 2005 at 16:51 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

13 days since the 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 before southern standstill

7 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 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.604° at the point of next southern standstill on 9 October 2005 at 16:42 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day 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.

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