Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 12 October 2006 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2006 | October 2006

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 66% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 66% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 7 October 2006 at 03:13.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon is entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1867"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1867" and ∠1923".

Hunter Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2006 after 24 days on 5 November 2006 at 12:58.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 83 / 1036

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee

5 days 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 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 19 October 2006 at 09:35 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 383 826 km

The Moon is 383 826 km (238 498 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 075 km (252 323 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 days after ascending node on 5 October 2006 at 22:11 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 19 October 2006 at 09:34 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

6 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon at northern standstill

At 08:52 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠28.678°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-28.595° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 27 October 2006 at 02:05.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 22 October 2006 at 05:14 in ♎ Libra the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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