Quarter ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 23 November 2005 Wednesday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
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.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2005 after 22 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 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.
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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 06:17, this is 13 days after last perigee on 10 November 2005 at 00:15 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 5 December 2005 at 04:32 in ♒ Aquarius.
This apogee Moon is 404 371 km (251 264 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 037 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 338 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
10 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 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 November 2005 at 07:13 in ♎ Libra.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 18 November 2005 at 23:39 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.471°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.415° in the next southern standstill on 3 December 2005 at 04:51 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 8 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.