Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 12 March 2006 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2006 | March 2006

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

Waxing Gibbous 95% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 95% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 6 March 2006 at 20:16.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1931".

Worm Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2006 after 2 days on 14 March 2006 at 23:35.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 5 April 2006 at 12:01

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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 before perigee

12 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 day, 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 405 120 km

The Moon is 405 120 km (251 730 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 273 km (252 446 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after ascending node on 1 March 2006 at 16:25 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 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

10 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 after northern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 8 March 2006 at 00:05 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.694°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.725° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 March 2006 at 16:53 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 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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