Moon* ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 6 October 2006 Friday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Aries.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 first ∠4° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1920".
The Full Moon this days is the Hunter of October 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 83 of Meeus index or 1036 from Brown series.
Length of current 83 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 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 perigee on this date at 14:07, this is 14 days after last apogee on 22 September 2006 at 05:21 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 19 October 2006 at 09:35 in ♍ Virgo.
This perigee Moon is 357 410 km (222 084 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 098 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 946 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its ascending node on 5 October 2006 at 22:11 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 October 2006 at 09:34 in ♍ Virgo.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 29 September 2006 at 20:31 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.712°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.678° in the next northern standstill on 12 October 2006 at 08:52 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.