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Moon phase on 27 February 2046 Tuesday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2046 | February 2046

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 52% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 52% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 27 February 2046 at 16:23 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1880"

Lunar disc appears visually 3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1880" and ∠1937".

Worm Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2046 after 22 days on 22 March 2046 at 09:27.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 7 March 2046 at 18:15
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 15 March 2046 at 17:13
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 22 March 2046 at 09:27
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 29 March 2046 at 06:57

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 570 / 1523

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 570 of Meeus index or 1523 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.8 days

Length of current 570 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 6 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2046. It is 1 hour and 30 minutes longer than next lunation 571 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 22 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 41 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠159.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠159.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠184.1°. 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 after perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 21 February 2046 at 06:43 in ♍ Virgo. 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 7 March 2046 at 06:49 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 381 287 km

Moon is 381 287 km (236 921 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 576 km (252 635 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 19 February 2046 at 17:48 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 March 2046 at 21:25 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

21 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

11 days after previous North standstill on 16 February 2046 at 04:45 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.295°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.260° in the next southern standstill on 28 February 2046 at 17:20 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 7 March 2046 at 18:15 in ♓ Pisces, 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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