Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 81% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 5 February 2006 at 06:29.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1825" and ∠1945".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2006 after 4 days on 13 February 2006 at 04:44.
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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 75 of Meeus index or 1028 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 16 minutes. It is 32 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 28 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 41 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠347.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠2.9°.
9 days after point of perigee on 30 January 2006 at 07:47 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 14 February 2006 at 00:48 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 392 822 km (244 088 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 5 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 362 km (252 502 mi).
6 days after ascending node on 2 February 2006 at 08:02 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 16 February 2006 at 14:38 in ♍ Virgo.
6 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 18:18 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠28.555°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-28.648° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 23 February 2006 at 09:37.
In 4 days on 13 February 2006 at 04:44 in ♌ Leo the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.