Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 6 September 2006 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2006 | September 2006

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

Waxing Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 31 August 2006 at 22:56.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♓ Pisces later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1960"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1904".

Harvest Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2006 after 1 day on 7 September 2006 at 18:42.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 82 / 1035

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 before perigee

11 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 day, 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 365 652 km

Moon is 365 652 km (227 206 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 175 km (221 938 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 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 day, 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

25 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 after southern standstill

3 days after previous South standstill on 2 September 2006 at 13:11 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.705°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.725° in the next northern standstill on 15 September 2006 at 01:28 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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