Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 15 November 2006 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 12 November 2006 at 17:45.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1940".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2006 after 19 days on 5 December 2006 at 00:25.
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.
The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 23:20, this is 11 days after last perigee on 3 November 2006 at 23:50 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 2 December 2006 at 00:06 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 405 193 km (251 775 mi) away from Earth. It is 215 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 516 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♍ Virgo at 13:25 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 29 November 2006 at 10:26 in ♓ Pisces.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 8 November 2006 at 17:58 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.531°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.442° in the next southern standstill on 23 November 2006 at 07:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 5 days on 20 November 2006 at 22:18 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.