Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 11 May 2006 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2006 | May 2006

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 5 May 2006 at 05:13.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon is entering ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1801"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1801" and ∠1900".

Flower Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2006 after 1 day on 13 May 2006 at 06:51.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 3 June 2006 at 23:06

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 78 / 1031

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is 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°

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

Moon after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 7 May 2006 at 06:47 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 22 May 2006 at 15:29 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 397 948 km

The Moon is 397 948 km (247 273 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 615 km (229 047 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after descending node on 9 May 2006 at 08:29 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 22 May 2006 at 18:00 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days since the previous standstill on 1 May 2006 at 16:26 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.616°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.539° at the point of next southern standstill on 16 May 2006 at 03:52 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 13 May 2006 at 06:51 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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