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Moon phase on 12 June 2006 Monday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2006 | June 2006

Full Moon phase
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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 15 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 11 June 2006 at 18:03 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 is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1897"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1897" and ∠1889".

It is Strawberry Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Strawberry of June 2006.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 18 June 2006 at 14:08
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 25 June 2006 at 16:05
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 3 July 2006 at 16:37
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 11 July 2006 at 03:02

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 79 / 1032

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle 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 perigee

8 days after point of apogee on 4 June 2006 at 01:41 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 16 June 2006 at 17:07 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 377 827 km

Moon is 377 827 km (234 771 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 926 km (229 240 mi).

Moon before ascending node

6 days after its descending node on 5 June 2006 at 12:10 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 June 2006 at 19:11 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

20 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 in southern standstill

At 10:30 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.452°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.444° in its northern standstill point on 25 June 2006 at 08:40 in ♊ Gemini.

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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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