Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 19 November 2006 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2006 | November 2006

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

Waning Crescent 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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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 12 November 2006 at 17:45.

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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1789"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1789" and ∠1942".

Cold Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2006 after 15 days on 5 December 2006 at 00:25.

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

3 days after point of apogee on 15 November 2006 at 23:20 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 2 December 2006 at 00:06 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 400 643 km

Moon is 400 643 km (248 948 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 923 km (227 374 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 15 November 2006 at 13:25 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 29 November 2006 at 10:26 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

10 days after previous North standstill on 8 November 2006 at 17:58 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.531°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.442° in the next southern standstill on 23 November 2006 at 07:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 20 November 2006 at 22:18 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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