Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 26 December 2006 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2006 | December 2006

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

Waxing Crescent 37% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 37% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 20 December 2006 at 14:01.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1968"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2007 after 8 days on 3 January 2007 at 13:57.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 86 / 1039

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 86 of Meeus index or 1039 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.58 days

Length of current 86 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 1 minute. It is 1 hour and 46 minutes longer than next lunation 87 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 16 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 47 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠276.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠276.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠308.6°. 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 perigee

12 days after point of apogee on 13 December 2006 at 18:55 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 December 2006 at 01:48 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 364 191 km

Moon is 364 191 km (226 298 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 321 km (230 107 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 10:36 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 8 January 2007 at 17:44 in ♍ Virgo.

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New draconic month

At 10:36 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.

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Moon after southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 20 December 2006 at 13:40 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.378°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.396° in the next northern standstill on 2 January 2007 at 11:57 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 3 January 2007 at 13:57 in ♋ Cancer, 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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