Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 5 November 2006 Sunday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1948" and ∠1936".
The Full Moon this days is the Beaver of November 2006.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 84 of Meeus index or 1037 from Brown series.
Length of current 84 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 4 minutes. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 3 November 2006 at 23:50 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 15 November 2006 at 23:20 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 367 951 km (228 634 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 193 km (251 775 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 2 November 2006 at 06:55 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 November 2006 at 13:25 in ♍ Virgo.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 27 October 2006 at 02:05 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.595°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.531° in the next northern standstill on 8 November 2006 at 17:58 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.