Gibbous ♌ Leo
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 72% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 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.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2005 after 24 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 20 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.
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°.
11 days after point of perigee on 10 November 2005 at 00:15 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 23 November 2005 at 06:17 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 404 064 km (251 074 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 371 km (251 264 mi).
8 days after ascending node on 13 November 2005 at 02:02 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 27 November 2005 at 07:13 in ♎ Libra.
8 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
2 days since the previous standstill on 18 November 2005 at 23:39 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.471°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.415° at the point of next southern standstill on 3 December 2005 at 04:51 in ♑ Capricorn.
In 10 days on 1 December 2005 at 15:01 in ♐ Sagittarius 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.