Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 23 November 2005 Wednesday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | November 2005

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 54% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 54% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 23 November 2005 at 22:11 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♍ Virgo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1943".

Cold Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2005 after 22 days on 15 December 2005 at 16:16.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 72 / 1025

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 72 of Meeus index or 1025 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.57 days

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°).

Lunation length longer than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠273.1°

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°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 06:17. It is 13 days after previous perigee on 10 November 2005 at 00:15 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next perigee on 5 December 2005 at 04:32 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 404 371 km

This apogee Moon is 404 371 km (251 264 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 037 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 338 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

10 days after ascending node on 13 November 2005 at 02:02 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 27 November 2005 at 07:13 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

10 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

4 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 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.415° at the point of next southern standstill on 3 December 2005 at 04:51 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 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.

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