Crescent ♎ Libra
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 14 October 2006 at 00:25.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1927".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2006 after 17 days on 5 November 2006 at 12:58.
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.
The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°.
Moon is at apogee at 09:35. It is 12 days after previous perigee on 6 October 2006 at 14:07 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next perigee on 3 November 2006 at 23:50 in ♈ Aries.
This apogee Moon is 406 075 km (252 323 mi) away from Earth. It is 667 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 634 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♍ Virgo at 09:34 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 2 November 2006 at 06:55 in ♓ Pisces.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 12 October 2006 at 08:52 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.678°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.595° at the point of next southern standstill on 27 October 2006 at 02:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 2 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.