Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 22 September 2006 Friday is New Moon, less than 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.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1912".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2006 after 14 days on 7 October 2006 at 03:13.
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 11:45 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 83 of Meeus index or 1036 from Brown series.
29 days, 17 hours and 29 minutes is the length of new lunation 83. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2006. It is 25 minutes longer than next lunation 84 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 45 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 18 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠182.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠207.1°. 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 apogee on this date at 05:21, this is 14 days after last perigee on 8 September 2006 at 03:07 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 6 October 2006 at 14:07 in ♓ Pisces.
This apogee Moon is 406 500 km (252 587 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2006. It is 1 092 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 209 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♍ Virgo at 03:42 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 5 October 2006 at 22:11 in ♓ Pisces.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 15 September 2006 at 01:28 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.725°. Next 7 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.