Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 8 October 2005 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 3 October 2005 at 10:28.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1919" and ∠1921".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2005 after 9 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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 71 of Meeus index or 1024 from Brown series.
Length of current 71 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 57 minutes. 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°).
9 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 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 October 2005 at 13:50 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 373 610 km (232 150 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 450 km (227 080 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 3 October 2005 at 16:51 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 October 2005 at 18:25 in ♈ Aries.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
13 days after previous North standstill on 25 September 2005 at 06:42 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.594°. Next day 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 9 days on 17 October 2005 at 12:14 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.