Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 14 April 2006 Friday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1810" and ∠1913".
The Full Moon this days is the Pink of April 2006.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 77 of Meeus index or 1030 from Brown series.
Length of current 77 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 29 minutes. 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 9 April 2006 at 13:16 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 25 April 2006 at 10:38 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 396 074 km (246 109 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 737 km (226 016 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 12 April 2006 at 02:35 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 April 2006 at 12:59 in ♈ Aries.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 4 April 2006 at 07:35 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.715°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.668° in the next southern standstill on 18 April 2006 at 22:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.