Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 14 February 2006 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 13 February 2006 at 04:44.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2006 after 28 days on 14 March 2006 at 23:35.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 00:48, this is 14 days after last perigee on 30 January 2006 at 07:47 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 27 February 2006 at 20:27 in ♒ Aquarius.
This apogee Moon is 406 362 km (252 502 mi) away from Earth. It is 954 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 347 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
12 days after its ascending node on 2 February 2006 at 08:02 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 16 February 2006 at 14:38 in ♍ Virgo.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 8 February 2006 at 18:18 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.555°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.648° in the next southern standstill on 23 February 2006 at 09:37 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 13 days on 28 February 2006 at 00:31 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.