Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 December 2005 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | December 2005

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 1 December 2005 at 15:01.

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 passing about ∠22° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1918"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1918" and ∠1946".

Cold Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2005 after 13 days on 15 December 2005 at 16:16.

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 73 / 1026

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 73 of Meeus index or 1026 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

Length of current 73 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 11 minutes. It is 1 hour and 8 minutes longer than next lunation 74 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 33 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 36 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠306.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠306.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠329.9°. 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

9 days after point of apogee on 23 November 2005 at 06:17 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 5 December 2005 at 04:32 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 373 686 km

Moon is 373 686 km (232 198 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 365 km (228 270 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 27 November 2005 at 07:13 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 10 December 2005 at 04:50 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 before southern standstill

13 days after previous North standstill on 18 November 2005 at 23:39 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.471°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.415° in the next southern standstill on 3 December 2005 at 04:51 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 15 December 2005 at 16:16 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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