Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 28 February 2006 Tuesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Pisces.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 ∠17° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1937".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2006 after 14 days on 14 March 2006 at 23:35.
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 00:31 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 76 of Meeus index or 1029 from Brown series.
29 days, 9 hours and 44 minutes is the length of new lunation 76. It is 15 minutes longer than next lunation 77 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 9 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠2.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠19°. 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 27 February 2006 at 20:27 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 March 2006 at 01:44 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 363 704 km (225 995 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 273 km (252 446 mi).
11 days after its descending node on 16 February 2006 at 14:38 in ♍ Virgo, 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 1 March 2006 at 16:25 in ♓ Pisces.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 23 February 2006 at 09:37 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.648°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.694° in the next northern standstill on 8 March 2006 at 00:05 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.