Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 October 2006 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2006 | October 2006

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

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 22 October 2006 at 05:14.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1796"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1796" and ∠1929".

Beaver Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2006 after 13 days on 5 November 2006 at 12:58.

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 84 / 1037

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 84 of Meeus index or 1037 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.71 days

Length of current 84 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 4 minutes. It is 1 hour and 21 minutes longer than next lunation 85 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 20 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 43 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠207.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠207.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠238.7°. 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

4 days after point of apogee on 19 October 2006 at 09:35 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 November 2006 at 23:50 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 399 090 km

Moon is 399 090 km (247 983 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 598 km (224 065 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 19 October 2006 at 09:34 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 November 2006 at 06:55 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

17 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

11 days after previous North standstill on 12 October 2006 at 08:52 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.678°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.595° in the next southern standstill on 27 October 2006 at 02:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 5 November 2006 at 12:58 in ♉ Taurus, 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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