Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 21 June 2046 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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

Waning Gibbous 91% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 91% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 18 June 2046 at 13:10.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1803"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1803" and ∠1888".

Strawberry Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2046 after 26 days on 18 July 2046 at 00:55.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 18 July 2046 at 00:55

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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 apogee

9 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 4 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 397 532 km

Moon is 397 532 km (247 015 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 192 km (251 153 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 10:29 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 5 July 2046 at 15:30 in ♋ Cancer.

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New draconic month

At 10:29 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after southern standstill

3 days after previous South standstill on 18 June 2046 at 02:43 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.680°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.701° in the next northern standstill on 2 July 2046 at 13:24 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 4 July 2046 at 01:39 in ♋ Cancer, 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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