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Moon phase on 22 September 2006 Friday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2006 | September 2006

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The less than 1 day young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 22 September 2006 at 11:45 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

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

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1912".

Hunter Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2006 after 14 days on 7 October 2006 at 03:13.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

New lunation 83 / 1036

At 11:45 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 83 of Meeus index or 1036 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.73 days

29 days, 17 hours and 29 minutes is the length of new lunation 83. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2006. It is 25 minutes longer than next lunation 84 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 45 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 18 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠182.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠182.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠207.1°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 05:21, this is 14 days after last perigee on 8 September 2006 at 03:07 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 6 October 2006 at 14:07 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 406 500 km

This apogee Moon is 406 500 km (252 587 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2006. It is 1 092 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 209 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♍ Virgo at 03:42 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 5 October 2006 at 22:11 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

14 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

7 days after previous North standstill on 15 September 2006 at 01:28 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.725°. Next 7 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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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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