Moon ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 20 November 2006 Monday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1804" and ∠1942".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2006 after 14 days on 5 December 2006 at 00:25.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 22:18 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 85 of Meeus index or 1038 from Brown series.
29 days, 15 hours and 43 minutes is the length of new lunation 85. It is 1 hour and 43 minutes longer than next lunation 86 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 59 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 4 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠238.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠276.5°. 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 15 November 2006 at 23:20 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 2 December 2006 at 00:06 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 397 350 km (246 902 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 923 km (227 374 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 15 November 2006 at 13:25 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 29 November 2006 at 10:26 in ♓ Pisces.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 8 November 2006 at 17:58 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.531°. Next 2 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.