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Moon phase on 11 July 2046 Wednesday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2046 | July 2046

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 58% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 58% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 10 July 2046 at 19:53 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♏ Scorpio later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1958"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1958" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2046 after 6 days on 18 July 2046 at 00:55.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 9 August 2046 at 01:15

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 575 / 1528

The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 7 July 2046 at 18:06 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 July 2046 at 10:37 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 366 168 km

Moon is 366 168 km (227 526 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 859 km (251 568 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 5 July 2046 at 15:30 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 July 2046 at 17:49 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

20 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

8 days after previous North standstill on 2 July 2046 at 13:24 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.701°. Next 3 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 6 days

After 6 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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