Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 20 September 2006 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 14 September 2006 at 11:15.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1911".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2006 after 16 days on 7 October 2006 at 03:13.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 perigee on 8 September 2006 at 03:07 in ♓ Pisces. 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 22 September 2006 at 05:21 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 404 079 km (251 083 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 500 km (252 587 mi).
12 days after its ascending node on 8 September 2006 at 11:01 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 22 September 2006 at 03:42 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 15 September 2006 at 01:28 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.725°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.712° in the next southern standstill on 29 September 2006 at 20:31 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day on 22 September 2006 at 11:45 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.