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Moon phase on 8 September 2006 Friday is Full Moon, 15 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.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1905".
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 15 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 03:07, this is 13 days after last apogee on 26 August 2006 at 01:23 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 22 September 2006 at 05:21 in ♍ Virgo.
This perigee Moon is 357 175 km (221 938 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 333 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 181 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 11:01 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 22 September 2006 at 03:42 in ♍ Virgo.
At 11:01 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
5 days after previous South standstill on 2 September 2006 at 13:11 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.705°. Next 6 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.