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Moon phase on 20 August 2006 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2006 | August 2006

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

Waning Crescent 10% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 10% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 16 August 2006 at 01:51.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1822"

Lunar disc appears visually 4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1822" and ∠1896".

Harvest Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2006 after 18 days on 7 September 2006 at 18:42.

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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before apogee

9 days after point of perigee on 10 August 2006 at 18:27 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 August 2006 at 01:23 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 393 390 km

Moon is 393 390 km (244 441 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 271 km (252 445 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after its ascending node on 12 August 2006 at 01:31 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 August 2006 at 21:34 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

8 days 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 after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 18 August 2006 at 19:43 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.645°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.705° in the next southern standstill on 2 September 2006 at 13:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 23 August 2006 at 19:10 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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