Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 3 December 2005 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
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.
Length of current 73 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 11 minutes. 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°).
10 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 5 December 2005 at 04:32 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 369 737 km (229 744 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 365 km (228 270 mi).
6 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 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 December 2005 at 04:50 in ♈ Aries.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 04:51 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.415°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.378° in its northern standstill point on 16 December 2005 at 07:14 in ♋ Cancer.
After 12 days on 15 December 2005 at 16:16 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.