Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 18 November 2005 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 16 November 2005 at 00:58.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1814" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2005 after 27 days on 15 December 2005 at 16:16.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 72 of Meeus index or 1025 from Brown series.
Length of current 72 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 36 minutes. 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°).
8 days after point of perigee on 10 November 2005 at 00:15 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 November 2005 at 06:17 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 395 164 km (245 544 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 371 km (251 264 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 13 November 2005 at 02:02 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 November 2005 at 07:13 in ♎ Libra.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 23:39 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.471°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.415° in its southern standstill point on 3 December 2005 at 04:51 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 13 days on 1 December 2005 at 15:01 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.