Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 5 November 2005 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | November 2005

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

Waxing Crescent 14% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 14% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 2 November 2005 at 01:25.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1929"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1929" and ∠1936".

Beaver Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2005 after 10 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 72 / 1025

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 72 of Meeus index or 1025 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.57 days

Length of current 72 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 36 minutes. It is 1 hour and 25 minutes longer than next lunation 73 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 52 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 11 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠273.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠273.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠306.3°. 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 before perigee

10 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 4 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 371 514 km

Moon is 371 514 km (230 848 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 014 km (229 916 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 31 October 2005 at 00:32 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 November 2005 at 02:02 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon in southern standstill

At 22:03 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.529°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.471° in its northern standstill point on 18 November 2005 at 23:39 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 16 November 2005 at 00:58 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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