Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 3 October 2005 Monday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1809" and ∠1918".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2005 after 14 days on 17 October 2005 at 12:14.
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 10:28 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 71 of Meeus index or 1024 from Brown series.
29 days, 14 hours and 57 minutes is the length of new lunation 71. It is 1 hour and 21 minutes longer than next lunation 72 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 13 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 50 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠236.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠273.1°. 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°).
4 days 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 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 October 2005 at 13:50 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 396 122 km (246 139 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 450 km (227 080 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 16:51 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 16 October 2005 at 18:25 in ♈ Aries.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 25 September 2005 at 06:42 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.594°. Next 6 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.