Moon* ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 30 December 2005 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.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 first ∠0° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1927" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2006 after 14 days on 14 January 2006 at 09:48.
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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 21 December 2005 at 02:49 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 January 2006 at 22:50 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 372 036 km (231 172 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 750 km (224 781 mi).
6 days after its descending node on 24 December 2005 at 10:43 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 6 January 2006 at 05:01 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 13:57 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.387°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.410° in its northern standstill point on 12 January 2006 at 13:12 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.