Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 March 2046 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2046 | March 2046

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

Waning Crescent 1% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 27 February 2046 at 16:23.

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 is entering ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1934".

Worm Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2046 after 15 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

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 570 / 1523

The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before apogee

13 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 day, 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 405 164 km

Moon is 405 164 km (251 757 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 576 km (252 635 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 4 March 2046 at 21:25 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 March 2046 at 03:00 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

1 day 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 after southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 28 February 2046 at 17:20 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.260°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.160° in the next northern standstill on 15 March 2046 at 12:23 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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