Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 31 January 2006 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 29 January 2006 at 14:15.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2006 after 12 days on 13 February 2006 at 04:44.
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.
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 75 of Meeus index or 1028 from Brown series.
Length of current 75 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 16 minutes. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 30 January 2006 at 07:47 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 February 2006 at 00:48 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 363 425 km (225 822 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 362 km (252 502 mi).
10 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 February 2006 at 08:02 in ♈ Aries.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 27 January 2006 at 00:14 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.492°. Next 8 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.
After 12 days on 13 February 2006 at 04:44 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.