Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 2 November 2005 at 01:25.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1908" and ∠1935".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2005 after 11 days on 16 November 2005 at 00:58.
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.
The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 72 of Meeus index or 1025 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 36 minutes. It is 1 hour and 25 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 52 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 11 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠273.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠306.3°.
9 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 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 10 November 2005 at 00:15 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 375 699 km (233 449 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 370 014 km (229 916 mi).
4 days after descending node on 31 October 2005 at 00:32 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 13 November 2005 at 02:02 in ♈ Aries.
18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
12 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 day to face maximum declination of ∠-28.529° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 November 2005 at 22:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 11 days on 16 November 2005 at 00:58 in ♊ Gemini the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.