Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 1 June 2006 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2006 | June 2006

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

Waxing Crescent 27% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 27% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 27 May 2006 at 05:26.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1782"

Lunar disc appears visually 6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1782" and ∠1892".

Strawberry Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2006 after 10 days on 11 June 2006 at 18:03.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 25 June 2006 at 16:05

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 79 / 1032

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 79 of Meeus index or 1032 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.44 days

Length of current 79 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 40 minutes. It is 1 hour and 46 minutes shorter than next lunation 80 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 4 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 5 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠64.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠64.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠97.5°. 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 apogee

9 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 2 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 402 155 km

Moon is 402 155 km (249 888 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 080 km (251 084 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 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 4 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

9 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 after northern standstill

3 days after previous North standstill on 29 May 2006 at 01:13 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.490°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.452° in the next southern standstill on 12 June 2006 at 10:30 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 11 June 2006 at 18:03 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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