Moon* ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 26 April 2006 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 21 April 2006 at 03:28.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1952" and ∠1906".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2006 after 16 days on 13 May 2006 at 06:51.
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.
The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 25 April 2006 at 10:38 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 May 2006 at 06:47 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 367 283 km (228 219 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 572 km (251 389 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 25 April 2006 at 12:59 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 9 May 2006 at 08:29 in ♎ Libra.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 18 April 2006 at 22:27 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.668°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.616° in the next northern standstill on 1 May 2006 at 16:26 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day on 27 April 2006 at 19:44 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.