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Moon phase on 26 May 2006 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2006 | May 2006

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

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 27 May 2006 at 05:26 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♊ Gemini later.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1902" and ∠1894".

Strawberry Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2006 after 16 days on 11 June 2006 at 18:03.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 27 May 2006 at 05:26
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 3 June 2006 at 23:06
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 11 June 2006 at 18:03
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 18 June 2006 at 14:08

Spring tide

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

New lunation 78 / 1031

At 19:44 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 78 of Meeus index or 1031 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

29 days, 9 hours and 42 minutes is the length of new lunation 78. 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 perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 22 May 2006 at 15:29 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 4 June 2006 at 01:41 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 376 845 km

Moon is 376 845 km (234 161 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 080 km (251 084 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 22 May 2006 at 18:00 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 June 2006 at 12:10 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 16 May 2006 at 03:52 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.539°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.490° in the next northern standstill on 29 May 2006 at 01:13 in ♋ Cancer.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

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

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