Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 January 2006 Monday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2006 | January 2006

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

Waning Crescent 41% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 41% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 22 January 2006 at 15:14.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1841"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1841" and ∠1949".

Snow Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2006 after 20 days on 13 February 2006 at 04:44.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 74 / 1027

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 17 January 2006 at 19:07 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 January 2006 at 07:47 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 389 291 km

Moon is 389 291 km (241 894 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 781 km (222 315 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 20 January 2006 at 12:06 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 February 2006 at 08:02 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

10 days after previous North standstill on 12 January 2006 at 13:12 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.410°. Next 3 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 6 days

After 6 days on 29 January 2006 at 14:15 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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