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Moon phase on 28 April 2006 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2006 | April 2006

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 27 April 2006 at 19:44 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1912" and ∠1905".

Flower Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2006 after 14 days on 13 May 2006 at 06:51.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 5 May 2006 at 05:13
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 13 May 2006 at 06:51
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 20 May 2006 at 09:21
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 27 May 2006 at 05:26

Spring tide

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.

New lunation 78 / 1031

At 19:44 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 78 of Meeus index or 1031 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 42 minutes. It is 58 minutes shorter 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 and 2 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 7 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠38.4°

The true anomaly is ∠38.4°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠64.2°.

Moon after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 25 April 2006 at 10:38 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 7 May 2006 at 06:47 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 374 864 km

The Moon is 374 864 km (232 930 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 8 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 572 km (251 389 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after ascending node on 25 April 2006 at 12:59 in ♈ Aries. 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 9 May 2006 at 08:29 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days since the previous standstill on 18 April 2006 at 22:27 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.668°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.616° at the point of next northern standstill on 1 May 2006 at 16:26 in ♊ Gemini.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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