Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 1 December 2005 at 15:01.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1939" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2005 after 12 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 2 days 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.
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°).
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.
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°.
10 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 day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 5 December 2005 at 04:32 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 369 737 km (229 744 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 365 km (228 270 mi).
6 days after descending node on 27 November 2005 at 07:13 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 10 December 2005 at 04:50 in ♈ Aries.
20 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 04:51 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-28.415°. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠28.378° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 16 December 2005 at 07:14.
In 12 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.