Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 5 July 2046 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2046 | July 2046

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

Waxing Crescent 3% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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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 July 2046 at 01:39.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1931"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1931" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2046 after 12 days on 18 July 2046 at 00:55.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 10 July 2046 at 19:53
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 18 July 2046 at 00:55
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 26 July 2046 at 03:19
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 2 August 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 575 / 1528

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 575 of Meeus index or 1528 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.37 days

Length of current 575 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 47 minutes. It is 47 minutes longer than next lunation 576 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 57 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 12 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠304.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠304.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠328°. 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

9 days after point of apogee on 25 June 2046 at 16:40 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 July 2046 at 18:06 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 371 112 km

Moon is 371 112 km (230 598 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 114 km (228 114 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♋ Cancer at 15:30 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 18 July 2046 at 17:49 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

14 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 after northern standstill

2 days after previous North standstill on 2 July 2046 at 13:24 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.701°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.722° in the next southern standstill on 15 July 2046 at 09:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 18 July 2046 at 00:55 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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