Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 17 January 2046 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2046 | January 2046

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

Waxing Gibbous 71% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 71% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 15 January 2046 at 09:42.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1844"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1844" and ∠1950".

Wolf Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2046 after 5 days on 22 January 2046 at 12:51.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 569 / 1522

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 569 of Meeus index or 1522 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.78 days

Length of current 569 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 46 minutes. It is 20 minutes shorter than next lunation 570 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 2 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 1 minute shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠129.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠129.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠159.4°. 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 after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 11 January 2046 at 16:45 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 January 2046 at 19:02 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 388 684 km

Moon is 388 684 km (241 517 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 440 km (223 346 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after its ascending node on 9 January 2046 at 09:01 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 23 January 2046 at 06:24 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

12 days after previous South standstill on 5 January 2046 at 05:58 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.261°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.297° in the next northern standstill on 19 January 2046 at 18:56 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 22 January 2046 at 12:51 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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