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Moon phase on 25 December 2005 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | December 2005

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

Waning Crescent 34% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 34% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 23 December 2005 at 19:36.

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 ∠23° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1813"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1813" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2006 after 19 days on 14 January 2006 at 09:48.

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 73 / 1026

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 21 December 2005 at 02:49 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 January 2006 at 22:50 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 395 302 km

Moon is 395 302 km (245 629 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 750 km (224 781 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 24 December 2005 at 10:43 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 January 2006 at 05:01 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

15 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

9 days after previous North standstill on 16 December 2005 at 07:14 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.378°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.387° in the next southern standstill on 30 December 2005 at 13:57 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 31 December 2005 at 03:12 in ♑ Capricorn, 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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