Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 16 July 2006 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Aries.

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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 65% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 65% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days 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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1969"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2006 after 23 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

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 20 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 after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 13 July 2006 at 17:35 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 29 July 2006 at 13:02 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 364 123 km

Moon is 364 123 km (226 256 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 405 km (251 907 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 15 July 2006 at 20:25 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 July 2006 at 16:58 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 9 July 2006 at 18:49 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.477°. Next 6 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 8 days

After 8 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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