Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 29 November 2005 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | November 2005

Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 5% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 23 November 2005 at 22:11.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1848"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1848" and ∠1946".

Cold Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2005 after 16 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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 23 November 2005 at 06:17 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 5 December 2005 at 04:32 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 387 892 km

The Moon is 387 892 km (241 025 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 365 km (228 270 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after descending node on 27 November 2005 at 07:13 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 10 December 2005 at 04:50 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

10 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 3 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 2 days

In 2 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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