Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 October 2006 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2006 | October 2006

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 5% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 22 October 2006 at 05:14.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♐ Sagittarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1812"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1812" and ∠1929".

Beaver Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2006 after 12 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 84 / 1037

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 84 of Meeus index or 1037 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.71 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 4 minutes. It is 1 hour and 21 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 20 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 43 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠207.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠207.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠238.7°.

Moon after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 19 October 2006 at 09:35 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 3 November 2006 at 23:50 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 395 485 km

The Moon is 395 485 km (245 743 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 360 598 km (224 065 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after descending node on 19 October 2006 at 09:34 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 2 November 2006 at 06:55 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

12 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 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.595° at the point of next southern standstill on 27 October 2006 at 02:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 5 November 2006 at 12:58 in ♉ Taurus the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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