Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 11 July 2006 Tuesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1930" and ∠1887".
The Full Moon this days is the Buck of July 2006.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 1 July 2006 at 20:12 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 13 July 2006 at 17:35 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 371 465 km (230 818 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 287 km (226 357 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 2 July 2006 at 14:19 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 July 2006 at 20:25 in ♓ Pisces.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 9 July 2006 at 18:49 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.477°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.515° in the next northern standstill on 22 July 2006 at 14:34 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.