Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 14% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 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 leaving the last ∠4° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1929" and ∠1936".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2005 after 10 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 3 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°.
10 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 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 10 November 2005 at 00:15 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 371 514 km (230 848 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 370 014 km (229 916 mi).
5 days after descending node on 31 October 2005 at 00:32 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 13 November 2005 at 02:02 in ♈ Aries.
19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 22:03 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-28.529°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠28.471° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 18 November 2005 at 23:39.
In 10 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.