Moon* ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 26 May 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.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1902" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2006 after 16 days on 11 June 2006 at 18:03.
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 22 May 2006 at 15:29 in ♓ Pisces. 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 4 June 2006 at 01:41 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 376 845 km (234 161 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 080 km (251 084 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 22 May 2006 at 18:00 in ♓ Pisces, 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 5 June 2006 at 12:10 in ♎ Libra.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 16 May 2006 at 03:52 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.539°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.490° in the next northern standstill on 29 May 2006 at 01:13 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.