Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 5 July 2006 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2006 | July 2006

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

Waxing Gibbous 67% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 67% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 3 July 2006 at 16:37.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon is entering ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1798"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1798" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2006 after 5 days on 11 July 2006 at 03:02.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 2 August 2006 at 08:46

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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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

3 days 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 8 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 398 549 km

Moon is 398 549 km (247 647 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 287 km (226 357 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 2 July 2006 at 14:19 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 July 2006 at 20:25 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

16 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 before southern standstill

10 days after previous North standstill on 25 June 2006 at 08:40 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.444°. Next 4 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 5 days

After 5 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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