Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 4 January 2046 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2046 | January 2046

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

Waning Crescent 7% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 7% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 30 December 2045 at 18:11.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1856"

Lunar disc appears visually 5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1856" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2046 after 18 days on 22 January 2046 at 12:51.

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 568 / 1521

The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 568 of Meeus index or 1521 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.7 days

Length of current 568 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 43 minutes. It is 2 hours and 3 minutes shorter than next lunation 569 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 59 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 4 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠92.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠92.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠129.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before apogee

8 days after point of perigee on 26 December 2045 at 14:47 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 11 January 2046 at 16:45 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 386 233 km

Moon is 386 233 km (239 994 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 530 km (251 985 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after its descending node on 26 December 2045 at 21:24 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 January 2046 at 09:01 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days after previous North standstill on 23 December 2045 at 08:37 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.241°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.261° in the next southern standstill on 5 January 2046 at 05:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 7 January 2046 at 04:24 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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