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Moon phase on 12 May 2006 Friday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2006 | May 2006

Full Moon phase
Full Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 99% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99%. The 14 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 13 May 2006 at 06:51 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1819"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1819" and ∠1899".

It is Flower Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Flower of May 2006.

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

Spring tide

There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunation 78 / 1031

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 7 May 2006 at 06:47 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 22 May 2006 at 15:29 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 394 063 km

Moon is 394 063 km (244 859 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 615 km (229 047 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 9 May 2006 at 08:29 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 May 2006 at 18:00 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

16 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

10 days after previous North standstill on 1 May 2006 at 16:26 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.616°. Next 3 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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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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