Gibbous ♉ Taurus
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 about ∠19° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" 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 15 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.
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°).
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.
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°.
1 day after point of perigee on 6 October 2006 at 14:07 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 19 October 2006 at 09:35 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 364 542 km (226 516 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 075 km (252 323 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 5 October 2006 at 22:11 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 19 October 2006 at 09:34 in ♍ Virgo.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 29 September 2006 at 20:31 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.712°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.678° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 October 2006 at 08:52 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.