Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 19 April 2046 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Libra.

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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 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days 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 ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1964"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1910".

Pink Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2046 after 1 day 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

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 572 / 1525

The Moon is 13 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 02:59, this is 15 days after last apogee on 3 April 2046 at 12:45 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 1 May 2046 at 03:41 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 360 864 km

This perigee Moon is 360 864 km (224 230 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 644 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 9 492 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 15 April 2046 at 07:10 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 April 2046 at 02:09 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

18 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

7 days after previous North standstill on 11 April 2046 at 17:57 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.939°. Next 4 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 1 day

After 1 day 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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