Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 8 November 2006 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2006 | November 2006

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 88% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 88% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 5 November 2006 at 12:58.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1883"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1883" and ∠1937".

Beaver Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2006 after 26 days on 5 December 2006 at 00:25.

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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 3 November 2006 at 23:50 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 15 November 2006 at 23:20 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 380 687 km

The Moon is 380 687 km (236 548 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 193 km (251 775 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 days after ascending node on 2 November 2006 at 06:55 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 15 November 2006 at 13:25 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon at northern standstill

At 17:58 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠28.531°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-28.442° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 23 November 2006 at 07:12.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 20 November 2006 at 22:18 in ♏ Scorpio 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.

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