Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 13 January 2006 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 14 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2006 | January 2006

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

Waxing Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and growing larger. The 14 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 6 January 2006 at 18:57.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1798"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1798" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2006 after 1 day on 14 January 2006 at 09:48.

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 74 / 1027

The Moon is 14 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 74 of Meeus index or 1027 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

Length of current 74 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 3 minutes. It is 47 minutes longer than next lunation 75 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 41 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 28 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠329.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠329.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠347.5°. 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°).

Moon before apogee

11 days after point of perigee on 1 January 2006 at 22:50 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 17 January 2006 at 19:07 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 398 574 km

Moon is 398 574 km (247 662 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 886 km (252 206 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after its ascending node on 6 January 2006 at 05:01 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 January 2006 at 12:06 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 12 January 2006 at 13:12 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.410°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.492° in the next southern standstill on 27 January 2006 at 00:14 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 14 January 2006 at 09:48 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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