Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 June 2046 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2046 | June 2046

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

Waxing Crescent 4% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 4 June 2046 at 15:22.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1899"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1899" and ∠1891".

Strawberry Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2046 after 12 days on 18 June 2046 at 13:10.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 11 June 2046 at 15:27
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 18 June 2046 at 13:10
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 26 June 2046 at 10:40
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 4 July 2046 at 01:39

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 574 / 1527

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 574 of Meeus index or 1527 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

Length of current 574 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 29 minutes longer than next lunation 575 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 28 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 41 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠274°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠274°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠304.9°. 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

8 days after point of apogee on 28 May 2046 at 21:55 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 June 2046 at 03:54 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 377 508 km

Moon is 377 508 km (234 573 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 663 km (229 698 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 25 May 2046 at 04:58 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 June 2046 at 09:42 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

12 days 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 northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 5 June 2046 at 05:17 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.677°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.680° in the next southern standstill on 18 June 2046 at 02:43 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 18 June 2046 at 13:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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