Moon* ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 24 July 2006 Monday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1813" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2006 after 15 days on 9 August 2006 at 10:54.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 16:05 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 80 of Meeus index or 1033 from Brown series.
29 days, 12 hours and 26 minutes is the length of new lunation 80. 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 perigee on 13 July 2006 at 17:35 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 July 2006 at 13:02 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 395 270 km (245 609 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 405 km (251 907 mi).
8 days after its ascending node on 15 July 2006 at 20:25 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 July 2006 at 16:58 in ♍ Virgo.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 22 July 2006 at 14:34 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.515°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.594° in the next southern standstill on 6 August 2006 at 04:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.