Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 1 January 2006 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 31 December 2005 at 03:12.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2006 after 12 days on 14 January 2006 at 09:48.
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.
The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 74 of Meeus index or 1027 from Brown series.
Length of current 74 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 3 minutes. It is 47 minutes longer than next lunation 75 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 41 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 28 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠329.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠347.5°. 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 is reaching point of perigee on this date at 22:50, this is 11 days after last apogee on 21 December 2005 at 02:49 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 17 January 2006 at 19:07 in ♌ Leo.
This perigee Moon is 361 750 km (224 781 mi) away from Earth. It is 758 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 606 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
8 days after its descending node on 24 December 2005 at 10:43 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 January 2006 at 05:01 in ♈ Aries.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 30 December 2005 at 13:57 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.387°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.410° in the next northern standstill on 12 January 2006 at 13:12 in ♊ Gemini.
After 12 days on 14 January 2006 at 09:48 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.