Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 15 April 2046 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2046 | April 2046

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

Waxing Gibbous 65% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 65% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 14 April 2046 at 03:21.

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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1956"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1956" and ∠1912".

Pink Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2046 after 5 days on 20 April 2046 at 18:21.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 20 April 2046 at 18:21
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 27 April 2046 at 23:30
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 6 May 2046 at 02:56
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 13 May 2046 at 10:25

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 572 / 1525

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 572 of Meeus index or 1525 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.63 days

Length of current 572 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 4 minutes. It is 2 hours and 38 minutes longer than next lunation 573 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 20 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 43 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠209.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠209.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠239.2°. 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 perigee

11 days after point of apogee on 3 April 2046 at 12:45 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 April 2046 at 02:59 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 366 409 km

Moon is 366 409 km (227 676 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 864 km (224 230 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♌ Leo at 07:10 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 28 April 2046 at 02:09 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

14 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 after northern standstill

3 days after previous North standstill on 11 April 2046 at 17:57 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.939°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.852° in the next southern standstill on 24 April 2046 at 09:26 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 20 April 2046 at 18:21 in ♎ Libra, 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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