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Moon phase on 27 March 2006 Monday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2006 | March 2006

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

Waning Crescent 6% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 22 March 2006 at 19:10.

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 ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1923".

Pink Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2006 after 17 days on 13 April 2006 at 16:40.

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 76 / 1029

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before perigee

14 days after point of apogee on 13 March 2006 at 01:44 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 March 2006 at 07:13 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 363 317 km

Moon is 363 317 km (225 755 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 170 km (223 178 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 15 March 2006 at 19:52 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 29 March 2006 at 03:31 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 22 March 2006 at 16:53 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.725°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.715° in the next northern standstill on 4 April 2006 at 07:35 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 29 March 2006 at 10:15 in ♈ Aries, 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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