Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 12 July 2006 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2006 | July 2006

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

Waning Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 11 July 2006 at 03:02.

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 passing about ∠9° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1948"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1948" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2006 after 27 days on 9 August 2006 at 10:54.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 9 August 2006 at 10:54

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 80 / 1033

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 before perigee

10 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 day, 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 367 892 km

Moon is 367 892 km (228 597 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 287 km (226 357 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 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 3 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

23 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

2 days after previous South standstill on 9 July 2006 at 18:49 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.477°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.515° in the next northern standstill on 22 July 2006 at 14:34 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 25 July 2006 at 04:31 in ♌ Leo, 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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