Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 July 2006 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2006 | July 2006

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

Waxing Crescent 39% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 39% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 25 June 2006 at 16:05.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♎ Libra later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2006 after 8 days on 11 July 2006 at 03:02.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 25 July 2006 at 04:31

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 80 / 1033

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 80 of Meeus index or 1033 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.52 days

Length of current 80 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 26 minutes. It is 2 hours and 13 minutes shorter than next lunation 81 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 18 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 51 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠97.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠97.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠131.2°. 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 apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 1 July 2006 at 20:12 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 13 July 2006 at 17:35 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 405 191 km

Moon is 405 191 km (251 774 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 287 km (226 357 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♍ Virgo at 14:19 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 15 July 2006 at 20:25 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

13 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 northern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 25 June 2006 at 08:40 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.444°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.477° in the next southern standstill on 9 July 2006 at 18:49 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 11 July 2006 at 03:02 in ♑ Capricorn, 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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