Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 4 November 2006 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2006 | November 2006

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

Waxing Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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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 29 October 2006 at 21:25.

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 ♈ Aries

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♉ Taurus later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1962"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1935".

Beaver Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2006 after 1 day 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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 3 November 2006 at 23:50 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 15 November 2006 at 23:20 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 365 270 km

Moon is 365 270 km (226 968 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 193 km (251 775 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 2 November 2006 at 06:55 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 November 2006 at 13:25 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

2 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 before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 27 October 2006 at 02:05 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.595°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.531° in the next northern standstill on 8 November 2006 at 17:58 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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