Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 7 May 2006 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2006 | May 2006

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

Waxing Gibbous 71% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 71% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 5 May 2006 at 05:13.

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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1901".

Flower Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2006 after 5 days on 13 May 2006 at 06:51.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 13 May 2006 at 06:51
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 20 May 2006 at 09:21
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 27 May 2006 at 05:26
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 3 June 2006 at 23:06

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 78 / 1031

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 78 of Meeus index or 1031 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

Length of current 78 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 42 minutes. It is 58 minutes shorter than next lunation 79 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 2 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 7 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠38.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠38.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠64.2°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 06:47, this is 11 days after last perigee on 25 April 2006 at 10:38 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 22 May 2006 at 15:29 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 404 572 km

This apogee Moon is 404 572 km (251 389 mi) away from Earth. It is 836 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 137 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 25 April 2006 at 12:59 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 9 May 2006 at 08:29 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

11 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 after northern standstill

5 days after previous North standstill on 1 May 2006 at 16:26 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.616°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.539° in the next southern standstill on 16 May 2006 at 03:52 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 13 May 2006 at 06:51 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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