Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 29 January 2006 Sunday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2006 after 14 days on 13 February 2006 at 04:44.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 14:15 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 75 of Meeus index or 1028 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 16 minutes is the length of new lunation 75. It is 32 minutes longer than next lunation 76 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 28 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 41 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠347.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠2.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
11 days after point of apogee on 17 January 2006 at 19:07 in ♌ Leo. 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 30 January 2006 at 07:47 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 364 772 km (226 659 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 781 km (222 315 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 20 January 2006 at 12:06 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 February 2006 at 08:02 in ♈ Aries.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 27 January 2006 at 00:14 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.492°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.555° in the next northern standstill on 8 February 2006 at 18:18 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.