Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 December 2005 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2005 | December 2005

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 1 December 2005 at 15:01.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1918"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1918" and ∠1946".

Cold Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2005 after 13 days on 15 December 2005 at 16:16.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 73 / 1026

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 73 of Meeus index or 1026 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 11 minutes. It is 1 hour and 8 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 33 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 36 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠306.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠306.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠329.9°.

Moon before apogee

9 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 2 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 373 686 km

The Moon is 373 686 km (232 198 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 365 km (228 270 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after descending node on 27 November 2005 at 07:13 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 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

19 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

13 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 day 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 13 days

In 13 days on 15 December 2005 at 16:16 in ♊ Gemini the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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