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Moon phase on 30 October 2005 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Libra.

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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 7% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 7% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 25 October 2005 at 01:17.

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 ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1800"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1800" and ∠1933".

Beaver Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2005 after 16 days on 16 November 2005 at 00:58.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 71 / 1024

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 71 of Meeus index or 1024 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.62 days

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.

Lunation length longer than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠236.1°

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°).

Moon after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 26 October 2005 at 09:34 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 November 2005 at 00:15 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 398 118 km

Moon is 398 118 km (247 379 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 014 km (229 916 mi).

Moon before descending node

13 days after its ascending node on 16 October 2005 at 18:25 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 31 October 2005 at 00:32 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the first to the middle part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 22 October 2005 at 15:02 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.583°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.529° in the next southern standstill on 5 November 2005 at 22:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 2 November 2005 at 01:25 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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