Gibbous ♈ Aries
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 94% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 29 October 2006 at 21:25.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1935".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2006 after 2 days on 5 November 2006 at 12:58.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 84 of Meeus index or 1037 from Brown series.
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°).
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.
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 is at perigee at 23:50. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 19 October 2006 at 09:35 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next apogee on 15 November 2006 at 23:20 in ♍ Virgo.
This perigee Moon is 360 598 km (224 065 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 910 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 9 758 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after ascending node on 2 November 2006 at 06:55 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 15 November 2006 at 13:25 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 27 October 2006 at 02:05 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.595°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.531° at the point of next northern standstill on 8 November 2006 at 17:58 in ♊ Gemini.
In 2 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.