Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 29 March 2006 Wednesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Aries.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 ∠10° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1958" and ∠1922".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2006 after 15 days on 13 April 2006 at 16:40.
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 10:15 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 77 of Meeus index or 1030 from Brown series.
29 days, 9 hours and 29 minutes is the length of new lunation 77. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2006. It is 13 minutes shorter than next lunation 78 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 15 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 54 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠19°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠38.4°. 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 28 March 2006 at 07:13 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 9 April 2006 at 13:16 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 366 170 km (227 527 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 551 km (251 998 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 03:31 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 12 April 2006 at 02:35 in ♎ Libra.
At 03:31 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
6 days after previous South standstill on 22 March 2006 at 16:53 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.725°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.715° in the next northern standstill on 4 April 2006 at 07:35 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.