Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 19 June 2006 Monday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2006 | June 2006

Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 40% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 40% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 18 June 2006 at 14:08.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1964"

Lunar disc appears visually 4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2006 after 21 days on 11 July 2006 at 03:02.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 25 June 2006 at 16:05
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 3 July 2006 at 16:37
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 11 July 2006 at 03:02
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 17 July 2006 at 19:13

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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 16 June 2006 at 17:07 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 1 July 2006 at 20:12 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 364 885 km

The Moon is 364 885 km (226 729 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 12 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 448 km (251 312 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 18 June 2006 at 19:11 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 2 July 2006 at 14:19 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

7 days since the previous standstill on 12 June 2006 at 10:30 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.452°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.444° at the point of next northern standstill on 25 June 2006 at 08:40 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 days on 25 June 2006 at 16:05 in ♊ Gemini the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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