Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 5 June 2006 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2006 | June 2006

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

Waxing Gibbous 64% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 64% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 3 June 2006 at 23:06.

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 ∠1° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1772"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1891".

Strawberry Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2006 after 6 days on 11 June 2006 at 18:03.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 11 June 2006 at 18:03
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 18 June 2006 at 14:08
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 25 June 2006 at 16:05
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 3 July 2006 at 16:37

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 79 / 1032

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 79 of Meeus index or 1032 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.44 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 40 minutes. It is 1 hour and 46 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 2 hours and 4 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 5 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠64.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠64.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠97.5°.

Moon after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 4 June 2006 at 01:41 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 16 June 2006 at 17:07 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 404 522 km

The Moon is 404 522 km (251 358 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 926 km (229 240 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 12:10 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 18 June 2006 at 19:11 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days since the previous standstill on 29 May 2006 at 01:13 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.490°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.452° at the point of next southern standstill on 12 June 2006 at 10:30 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 days on 11 June 2006 at 18:03 in ♐ Sagittarius 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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