Moon ♏ Scorpio
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 25 October 2005 at 01:17.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1818" and ∠1933".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2005 after 15 days on 16 November 2005 at 00:58.
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.
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.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 57 minutes. It is 1 hour and 21 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 13 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 50 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠236.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠273.1°.
5 days after point of apogee on 26 October 2005 at 09:34 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 10 November 2005 at 00:15 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 394 242 km (244 971 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 370 014 km (229 916 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 00:32 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 12 days later on 13 November 2005 at 02:02 in ♈ Aries.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 22 October 2005 at 15:02 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.583°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.529° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 November 2005 at 22:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 1 day on 2 November 2005 at 01:25 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.