Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 22 October 2006 Sunday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1783" and ∠1928".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2006 after 14 days on 5 November 2006 at 12:58.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 05:14 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 84 of Meeus index or 1037 from Brown series.
29 days, 17 hours and 4 minutes is the length of new lunation 84. It is 1 hour and 21 minutes longer than next lunation 85 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 20 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 43 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠207.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠238.7°. 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 19 October 2006 at 09:35 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 November 2006 at 23:50 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 401 979 km (249 778 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 598 km (224 065 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 19 October 2006 at 09:34 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 November 2006 at 06:55 in ♓ Pisces.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 12 October 2006 at 08:52 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.678°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.595° in the next southern standstill on 27 October 2006 at 02:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.