Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 12 July 2006 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 11 July 2006 at 03:02.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1948" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2006 after 27 days on 9 August 2006 at 10:54.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
10 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 13 July 2006 at 17:35 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 367 892 km (228 597 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 287 km (226 357 mi).
9 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 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 July 2006 at 20:25 in ♓ Pisces.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 9 July 2006 at 18:49 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.477°. Next 10 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.
After 12 days on 25 July 2006 at 04:31 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.