Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 February 2006 Friday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2006 | February 2006

Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 17% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 17% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 21 February 2006 at 07:17.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1941"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1941" and ∠1939".

Worm Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2006 after 18 days on 14 March 2006 at 23:35.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 75 / 1028

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 75 of Meeus index or 1028 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

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°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠347.5°

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°.

Moon before apogee

10 days after point of apogee on 14 February 2006 at 00:48 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 27 February 2006 at 20:27 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 369 324 km

The Moon is 369 324 km (229 487 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 885 km (221 758 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after descending node on 16 February 2006 at 14:38 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 1 March 2006 at 16:25 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

22 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 23 February 2006 at 09:37 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.648°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.694° at the point of next northern standstill on 8 March 2006 at 00:05 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 28 February 2006 at 00:31 in ♓ Pisces the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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