2006 Phases of the Moon

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2006 Phases of the moon
New Moon First Quarter Full Moon Last Quarter
Day Time Day Time Day Time Day Time
    6 January 18:56 14 January 09:48 22 January 15:14
29 January 14:15 5 February 06:29 13 February 04:44 21 February 07:17
28 February 00:31 6 March 20:16 14 March 23:35 22 March 19:10
29 March 19:44 5 May 05:13 13 May 06:51 20 May 09:21
27 April 19:45 5 April 12:02 13 April 16:41 21 April 03:30
27 May 05:26 3 June 23:06 11 June 18:03 18 June 14:08
25 June 16:05 3 July 16:37 11 July 03:02 17 July 19:13
25 July 04:31 2 August 08:46 9 August 10:54 16 August 01:51
23 August 19:10 31 August 22:56 7 September 18:42 14 September 11:15
22 September 11:45 30 September 11:04 7 October 03:13 14 October 00:26
22 October 05:14 29 October 21:25 5 November 12:58 12 November 17:45
20 November 22:18 28 November 06:29 5 December 00:25 12 December 14:32
20 December 14:01 27 December 14:48        
Perigee and Apogee dates and times
Perigee Apogee
Day Time Distance in
kilometresa
Closest
or most
distantb
Intervalc Day Time Distance in
kilometresa
Closest
or most
distantb
Intervalc
  1. For each perigee and apogee the distance in kilometres between the centres of the Earth and Moon is given. Perigee and apogee distances are usually accurate to within a few kilometres compared to values calculated with the definitive ELP 2000-82 theory of the lunar orbit; the maximum error over the years 1977 through 2022 is 12km in perigee distance and 6km at apogee.
  2. The closest perigee and most distant apogee of the year are marked with "++" if closer in time to full Moon or "--" if closer to new Moon. Other close-to-maximum apogees and perigees are flagged with a single character, again indicating the nearer phase. Following the flags is the interval between the moment of perigee or apogee and the closest new or full phase; extrema cluster on the shorter intervals, with a smaller bias toward months surrounding the Earth's perihelion in early January.
  3. "F" indicates the perigee or apogee is closer to full Moon, and "N" that new Moon is closer. The sign indicates whether the perigee or apogee is before ("-") or after ("+") the indicated phase, followed by the interval in days and hours. Scan for plus signs to find "photo opportunities" where the Moon is full close to apogee and perigee.
1 January 22:51 361749   N+1d19h 17 January 19:08 405885   F+3d 9h
30 January 07:48 357780   N+ 17h 14 February 00:49 406360 + F+ 20h
27 February 20:28 356884 -- N- 4h 13 March 01:45 406272 + F-1d21h
28 March 07:14 359169   N-1d 3h 9 April 13:17 405549   F-4d 3h
25 April 10:39 363735   N-2d 9h 7 May 06:48 404571   F-6d 0h
22 May 15:30 368614   N-4d13h 4 June 01:42 404079   F-7d16h
16 June 17:09 368925   F+4d23h 1 July 20:14 404447   N+6d 4h
13 July 17:36 364286   F+2d14h 29 July 13:03 405404   N+4d 8h
10 August 18:29 359754   F+1d 7h 26 August 01:24 406270 - N+2d 6h
8 September 03:08 357174 + F+ 8h 22 September 05:22 406498 -- N- 6h
6 October 14:08 357409   F- 13h 19 October 09:36 406073 - N-2d19h
3 November 23:52 360597   F-1d13h 15 November 23:21 405192   N-4d22h
2 December 00:07 365922   F-3d 0h 13 December 18:57 404416   N-6d19h
28 December 01:49 370320   F-6d12h          
Earth Seasons 2006
Perihelion Aphelion Equinoxes Solstices
Day Time Day Time Day Time Day Time Day Time Day Time
4 January 15:00 3 July 23:00 20 March 18:26 23 September 04:03 21 June 12:26 22 December 00:22

Topic contact: astro@ga.gov.au Last updated: October 4, 2013