Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 27 July 2006 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2006 | July 2006

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

Waxing Crescent 5% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 25 July 2006 at 04:31.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon is entering ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1774"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1889".

Sturgeon Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2006 after 12 days on 9 August 2006 at 10:54.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 81 / 1034

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 81 of Meeus index or 1034 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.61 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 39 minutes. It is 1 hour and 56 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 55 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 8 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠131.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠131.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠158.8°.

Moon before perigee

13 days after point of perigee on 13 July 2006 at 17:35 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 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 29 July 2006 at 13:02 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 403 998 km

The Moon is 403 998 km (251 033 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 405 km (251 907 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 15 July 2006 at 20:25 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 29 July 2006 at 16:58 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

11 days 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 after northern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 22 July 2006 at 14:34 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.515°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.594° at the point of next southern standstill on 6 August 2006 at 04:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 9 August 2006 at 10:54 in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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