Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 16 June 2006 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2006 | June 2006

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

Waning Gibbous 73% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 73% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 11 June 2006 at 18:03.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♓ Pisces later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1967"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1889".

Strawberry Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2006 after 24 days on 11 July 2006 at 03:02.

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

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 79 / 1032

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 17:07, this is 12 days after last apogee on 4 June 2006 at 01:41 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 1 July 2006 at 20:12 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 368 926 km

This perigee Moon is 368 926 km (229 240 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 418 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 430 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

10 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 2 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

24 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 after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 12 June 2006 at 10:30 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.452°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.444° in the next northern standstill on 25 June 2006 at 08:40 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 25 June 2006 at 16:05 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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