Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 1 December 2005 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1895" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2005 after 14 days on 15 December 2005 at 16:16.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 15:01 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 73 of Meeus index or 1026 from Brown series.
29 days, 12 hours and 11 minutes is the length of new lunation 73. It is 1 hour and 8 minutes longer than next lunation 74 length.
Length of current synodic month is 33 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 36 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠306.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠329.9°. 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°).
8 days after point of apogee on 23 November 2005 at 06:17 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 5 December 2005 at 04:32 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 378 206 km (235 006 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 365 km (228 270 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 27 November 2005 at 07:13 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 December 2005 at 04:50 in ♈ Aries.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 18 November 2005 at 23:39 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.471°. Next day 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.