Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 3 September 2006 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2006 | September 2006

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

Waxing Gibbous 76% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 76% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 31 August 2006 at 22:56.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1903"

Lunar disc appears visually 0% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1903" and ∠1902".

Harvest Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2006 after 4 days on 7 September 2006 at 18:42.

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 82 / 1035

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 82 of Meeus index or 1035 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.69 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 35 minutes. It is 54 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 51 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 12 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠158.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠158.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠182.3°.

Moon before apogee

8 days after point of apogee on 26 August 2006 at 01:23 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 8 September 2006 at 03:07 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 376 746 km

The Moon is 376 746 km (234 099 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 175 km (221 938 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after descending node on 25 August 2006 at 21:34 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 8 September 2006 at 11:01 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

22 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 2 September 2006 at 13:11 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.705°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.725° at the point of next northern standstill on 15 September 2006 at 01:28 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 days on 7 September 2006 at 18:42 in ♓ Pisces 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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