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Moon phase on 20 September 2006 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2006 | September 2006

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

Waning Crescent 4% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 14 September 2006 at 11:15.

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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1774"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1911".

Hunter Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2006 after 16 days on 7 October 2006 at 03:13.

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

12 days after point of perigee on 8 September 2006 at 03:07 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 September 2006 at 05:21 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 404 079 km

Moon is 404 079 km (251 083 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 500 km (252 587 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 8 September 2006 at 11:01 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 22 September 2006 at 03:42 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

12 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

5 days after previous North standstill on 15 September 2006 at 01:28 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.725°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.712° in the next southern standstill on 29 September 2006 at 20:31 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 22 September 2006 at 11:45 in ♍ Virgo, 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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