Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 1 July 2006 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 25 June 2006 at 16:05.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2006 after 9 days on 11 July 2006 at 03:02.
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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 80 of Meeus index or 1033 from Brown series.
Length of current 80 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 26 minutes. It is 2 hours and 13 minutes shorter than next lunation 81 length.
Length of current synodic month is 18 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 51 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠97.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠131.2°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 20:12, this is 15 days after last perigee on 16 June 2006 at 17:07 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 13 July 2006 at 17:35 in ♒ Aquarius.
This apogee Moon is 404 448 km (251 312 mi) away from Earth. It is 960 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 261 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
12 days after its ascending node on 18 June 2006 at 19:11 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 July 2006 at 14:19 in ♍ Virgo.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 25 June 2006 at 08:40 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.444°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.477° in the next southern standstill on 9 July 2006 at 18:49 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 9 days on 11 July 2006 at 03:02 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.