Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 27 July 2046 Friday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2046 | July 2046

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

Waning Crescent 37% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 37% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 26 July 2046 at 03:19.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1807"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1807" and ∠1890".

Sturgeon Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2046 after 20 days on 16 August 2046 at 14:50.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 23 July 2046 at 10:37 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 4 August 2046 at 09:16 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 396 648 km

Moon is 396 648 km (246 466 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 170 km (225 042 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after its ascending node on 18 July 2046 at 17:49 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 August 2046 at 00:47 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

12 days after previous South standstill on 15 July 2046 at 09:24 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.722°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.730° in the next northern standstill on 29 July 2046 at 22:44 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 2 August 2046 at 10:25 in ♌ Leo, 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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