Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 24 August 2006 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.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 ∠9° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1898".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2006 after 14 days on 7 September 2006 at 18:42.
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 19:10 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 82 of Meeus index or 1035 from Brown series.
29 days, 16 hours and 35 minutes is the length of new lunation 82. It is 54 minutes shorter than next lunation 83 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 51 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 12 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠158.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠182.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
13 days after point of perigee on 10 August 2006 at 18:27 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 August 2006 at 01:23 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 404 734 km (251 490 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 271 km (252 445 mi).
12 days after its ascending node on 12 August 2006 at 01:31 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 August 2006 at 21:34 in ♍ Virgo.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 18 August 2006 at 19:43 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.645°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.705° in the next southern standstill on 2 September 2006 at 13:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.