Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 1 March 2006 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2006 | March 2006

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

Waxing Crescent 3% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 28 February 2006 at 00:31.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon is entering ♈ Aries

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1962"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1936".

Worm Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2006 after 13 days on 14 March 2006 at 23:35.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 6 March 2006 at 20:16
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 14 March 2006 at 23:35
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 22 March 2006 at 19:10
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 29 March 2006 at 10:15

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 76 / 1029

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 76 of Meeus index or 1029 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

Length of current 76 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 44 minutes. It is 15 minutes longer than next lunation 77 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 9 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠2.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠2.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠19°. 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 27 February 2006 at 20:27 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 March 2006 at 01:44 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 365 309 km

Moon is 365 309 km (226 992 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 273 km (252 446 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 16:25 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 15 March 2006 at 19:52 in ♍ Virgo.

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New draconic month

At 16:25 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.

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Moon after southern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 23 February 2006 at 09:37 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.648°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.694° in the next northern standstill on 8 March 2006 at 00:05 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 14 March 2006 at 23:35 in ♍ Virgo, 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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