Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 8 February 2006 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2006 | February 2006

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

Waxing Gibbous 81% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 81% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 5 February 2006 at 06:29.

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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1825"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1825" and ∠1945".

Snow Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2006 after 4 days on 13 February 2006 at 04:44.

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 75 / 1028

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 75 of Meeus index or 1028 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

Length of current 75 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 16 minutes. It is 32 minutes longer than next lunation 76 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 28 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 41 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠347.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠347.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠2.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before apogee

9 days after point of perigee on 30 January 2006 at 07:47 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 February 2006 at 00:48 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 392 822 km

Moon is 392 822 km (244 088 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 362 km (252 502 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 days after its ascending node on 2 February 2006 at 08:02 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 16 February 2006 at 14:38 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

6 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 in northern standstill

At 18:18 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.555°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.648° in its southern standstill point on 23 February 2006 at 09:37 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 13 February 2006 at 04:44 in ♌ Leo, 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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