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Moon phase on 30 December 2005 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | December 2005

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 31 December 2005 at 03:12 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1927" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 14 days

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

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

New lunation 73 / 1026

At 15:01 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 73 of Meeus index or 1026 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

29 days, 12 hours and 11 minutes is the length of new lunation 73. 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 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 2 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 372 036 km

Moon is 372 036 km (231 172 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 750 km (224 781 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days 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 6 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

20 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 13:57 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.387°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.410° in its northern standstill point on 12 January 2006 at 13:12 in ♊ Gemini.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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