Moon ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 7 September 2006 Thursday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1904".
The Full Moon this days is the Harvest of September 2006.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 82 of Meeus index or 1035 from Brown series.
Length of current 82 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 35 minutes. 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°).
12 days after point of apogee on 26 August 2006 at 01:23 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 8 September 2006 at 03:07 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 363 869 km (226 098 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 175 km (221 938 mi).
12 days after its descending node on 25 August 2006 at 21:34 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 8 September 2006 at 11:01 in ♓ Pisces.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 2 September 2006 at 13:11 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.705°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.725° in the next northern standstill on 15 September 2006 at 01:28 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.