Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 1 August 2006 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2006 | August 2006

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

Waxing Crescent 42% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 42% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

7 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 7 days on 25 July 2006 at 04:31.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♏ Scorpio later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1790"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1790" and ∠1891".

Sturgeon Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2006 after 7 days on 9 August 2006 at 10:54.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 81 / 1034

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 81 of Meeus index or 1034 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.61 days

Length of current 81 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 39 minutes. It is 1 hour and 56 minutes shorter than next lunation 82 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠131.2°

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°).

Moon after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 29 July 2006 at 13:02 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 August 2006 at 18:27 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 400 522 km

Moon is 400 522 km (248 873 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 755 km (223 541 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 29 July 2006 at 16:58 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 12 August 2006 at 01:31 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

9 days after previous North standstill on 22 July 2006 at 14:34 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.515°. Next 4 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.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 9 August 2006 at 10:54 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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