Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1797" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2006 after 14 days on 9 August 2006 at 10:54.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 04:31 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 81 of Meeus index or 1034 from Brown series.
29 days, 14 hours and 39 minutes is the length of new lunation 81. It is 1 hour and 56 minutes shorter than next lunation 82 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 55 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 8 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠131.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠158.8°. 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°).
11 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 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 July 2006 at 13:02 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 398 929 km (247 883 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 405 km (251 907 mi).
9 days 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 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 July 2006 at 16:58 in ♍ Virgo.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 22 July 2006 at 14:34 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.515°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.594° in the next southern standstill on 6 August 2006 at 04:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.