Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 22 February 2006 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2006 | February 2006

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

Waning Crescent 37% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 37% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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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 21 February 2006 at 07:17.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1897"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1897" and ∠1939".

Worm Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2006 after 20 days on 14 March 2006 at 23:35.

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 75 / 1028

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 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 perigee

8 days after point of apogee on 14 February 2006 at 00:48 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 27 February 2006 at 20:27 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 377 758 km

Moon is 377 758 km (234 728 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 885 km (221 758 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 16 February 2006 at 14:38 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 March 2006 at 16:25 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

20 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

13 days after previous North standstill on 8 February 2006 at 18:18 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.555°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.648° in the next southern standstill on 23 February 2006 at 09:37 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 28 February 2006 at 00:31 in ♓ Pisces, 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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