Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 29 July 2006 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 25 July 2006 at 04:31.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2006 after 10 days on 9 August 2006 at 10:54.
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 4 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.
Length of current 81 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 39 minutes. It is 1 hour and 56 minutes shorter than next lunation 82 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 55 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 8 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠131.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠158.8°. 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 13:02, this is 15 days after last perigee on 13 July 2006 at 17:35 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 10 August 2006 at 18:27 in ♒ Aquarius.
This apogee Moon is 405 405 km (251 907 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 304 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♍ Virgo at 16:58 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 12 August 2006 at 01:31 in ♓ Pisces.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 22 July 2006 at 14:34 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.515°. Next 7 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.
After 10 days on 9 August 2006 at 10:54 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.