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Moon phase on 18 June 2006 Sunday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2006 | June 2006

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 51% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 51% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 18 June 2006 at 14:08 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♈ Aries later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2006 after 22 days on 11 July 2006 at 03:02.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 17 July 2006 at 19:13

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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 16 June 2006 at 17:07 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 July 2006 at 20:12 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 363 552 km

Moon is 363 552 km (225 901 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 448 km (251 312 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 19:11 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 2 July 2006 at 14:19 in ♍ Virgo.

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New draconic month

At 19:11 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.

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Moon after southern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 12 June 2006 at 10:30 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.452°. Next 6 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 7 days

After 7 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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