Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 28 April 2006 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.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 ∠17° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1912" and ∠1905".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2006 after 14 days on 13 May 2006 at 06:51.
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 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.
29 days, 9 hours and 42 minutes is the length of new lunation 78. It is 58 minutes shorter than next lunation 79 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 2 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 7 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠38.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠64.2°. 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°).
3 days 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 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 May 2006 at 06:47 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 374 864 km (232 930 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 572 km (251 389 mi).
2 days 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 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 9 May 2006 at 08:29 in ♎ Libra.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 18 April 2006 at 22:27 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.668°. Next 3 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.