Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 29 April 2046 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2046 | April 2046

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

Waning Crescent 36% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 36% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 27 April 2046 at 23:30.

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 in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♓ Pisces later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1775"

Lunar disc appears visually 7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1905".

Flower Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2046 after 20 days on 20 May 2046 at 03:15.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 6 May 2046 at 02:56
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 13 May 2046 at 10:25
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 20 May 2046 at 03:15
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 27 May 2046 at 17:06

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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee

10 days after point of perigee on 19 April 2046 at 02:59 in ♎ Libra. 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 1 May 2046 at 03:41 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 403 764 km

Moon is 403 764 km (250 887 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 206 km (251 783 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 28 April 2046 at 02:09 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 12 May 2046 at 07:55 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 24 April 2046 at 09:26 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.852°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.750° in the next northern standstill on 8 May 2046 at 23:01 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 6 May 2046 at 02:56 in ♉ Taurus, 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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