Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 8 June 2006 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 3 June 2006 at 23:06.
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 passing about ∠8° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1809" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2006 after 3 days on 11 June 2006 at 18:03.
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.
The Moon is 11 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.
Length of current 79 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 40 minutes. It is 1 hour and 46 minutes shorter than next lunation 80 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 4 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 5 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠64.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠97.5°. 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 4 June 2006 at 01:41 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 16 June 2006 at 17:07 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 396 304 km (246 252 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 926 km (229 240 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 5 June 2006 at 12:10 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 June 2006 at 19:11 in ♓ Pisces.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 29 May 2006 at 01:13 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.490°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.452° in the next southern standstill on 12 June 2006 at 10:30 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 3 days on 11 June 2006 at 18:03 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.