Moon* ♐ Sagittarius
Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 23 November 2005 at 22:11.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1871" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2005 after 15 days on 15 December 2005 at 16:16.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 28 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.
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°.
7 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 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 5 December 2005 at 04:32 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 383 032 km (238 005 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 365 km (228 270 mi).
3 days after descending node on 27 November 2005 at 07:13 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 10 December 2005 at 04:50 in ♈ Aries.
17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
11 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 2 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 1 day 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.