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Moon phase on 1 September 2006 Friday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2006 | September 2006

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 56% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 56% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 31 August 2006 at 22:56 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1855"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1855" and ∠1901".

Harvest Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2006 after 6 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 82 / 1035

The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 82 of Meeus index or 1035 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.69 days

Length of current 82 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 35 minutes. It is 54 minutes shorter than next lunation 83 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 51 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 12 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠158.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠158.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠182.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon after apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 26 August 2006 at 01:23 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 8 September 2006 at 03:07 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 386 452 km

Moon is 386 452 km (240 130 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 175 km (221 938 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 25 August 2006 at 21:34 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 8 September 2006 at 11:01 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

20 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

13 days after previous North standstill on 18 August 2006 at 19:43 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.645°. Next day 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 6 days

After 6 days on 7 September 2006 at 18:42 in ♓ Pisces, 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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