Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 2 November 2005 Wednesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1861" and ∠1934".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2005 after 13 days on 16 November 2005 at 00:58.
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.
At 01:25 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 72 of Meeus index or 1025 from Brown series.
29 days, 13 hours and 36 minutes is the length of new lunation 72. It is 1 hour and 25 minutes longer than next lunation 73 length.
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.
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°).
7 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 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 November 2005 at 00:15 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 385 118 km (239 301 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 014 km (229 916 mi).
2 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 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 November 2005 at 02:02 in ♈ Aries.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 22 October 2005 at 15:02 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.583°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.529° in the next southern standstill on 5 November 2005 at 22:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.