Gibbous ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 14 January 2006 Saturday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1785" and ∠1951".
The Full Moon this days is the Wolf of January 2006.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle 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°).
12 days after point of perigee on 1 January 2006 at 22:50 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 17 January 2006 at 19:07 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 401 584 km (249 533 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 886 km (252 206 mi).
8 days after its ascending node on 6 January 2006 at 05:01 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 January 2006 at 12:06 in ♎ Libra.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 12 January 2006 at 13:12 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.410°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.492° in the next southern standstill on 27 January 2006 at 00:14 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.