Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 5 March 2006 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2006 | March 2006

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

Waxing Crescent 36% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 36% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 28 February 2006 at 00:31.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♊ Gemini later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1882"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1882" and ∠1934".

Worm Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2006 after 9 days on 14 March 2006 at 23:35.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 6 March 2006 at 20:16
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 14 March 2006 at 23:35
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 22 March 2006 at 19:10
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 29 March 2006 at 10:15

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 76 / 1029

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 76 of Meeus index or 1029 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 44 minutes. It is 15 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 3 hours shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 9 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠2.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠2.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠19°.

Moon after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 27 February 2006 at 20:27 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 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 13 March 2006 at 01:44 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 380 775 km

The Moon is 380 775 km (236 603 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 273 km (252 446 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after ascending node on 1 March 2006 at 16:25 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 15 March 2006 at 19:52 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

3 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days 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 2 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 9 days

In 9 days on 14 March 2006 at 23:35 in ♍ Virgo 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.

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