Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 September 2006 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2006 | September 2006

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 22 September 2006 at 11:45.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1771"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1912".

Hunter Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2006 after 13 days on 7 October 2006 at 03:13.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 83 / 1036

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 83 of Meeus index or 1036 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.73 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 29 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2006. It is 25 minutes longer 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 4 hours and 45 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 18 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠182.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠182.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠207.1°.

Moon after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 22 September 2006 at 05:21 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 6 October 2006 at 14:07 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 404 780 km

The Moon is 404 780 km (251 519 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 13 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 410 km (222 084 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 22 September 2006 at 03:42 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 5 October 2006 at 22:11 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

15 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 before southern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 15 September 2006 at 01:28 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.725°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.712° at the point of next southern standstill on 29 September 2006 at 20:31 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 7 October 2006 at 03:13 in ♈ Aries 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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