Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 17 June 2046 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2046 | June 2046

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

Waxing Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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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 11 June 2046 at 15:27.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1889"

Lunar disc appears visually 0% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1889" and ∠1888".

Strawberry Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2046 after 1 day on 18 June 2046 at 13:10.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 10 July 2046 at 19:53

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 574 / 1527

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 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 after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 12 June 2046 at 03:54 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 25 June 2046 at 16:40 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 379 444 km

Moon is 379 444 km (235 776 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 192 km (251 153 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 8 June 2046 at 09:42 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 June 2046 at 10:29 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

23 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

12 days after previous North standstill on 5 June 2046 at 05:17 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.677°. Next day 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 1 day

After 1 day 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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