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Moon phase on 2 August 2046 Thursday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2046 | August 2046

New Moon phase
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Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The less than 1 day young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 2 August 2046 at 10:25 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1940" and ∠1891".

Sturgeon Moon after 14 days

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

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

New lunation 576 / 1529

At 10:25 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 576 of Meeus index or 1529 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.33 days

29 days, 8 hours and 1 minute is the length of new lunation 576. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2046. It is longer than next lunation 577 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 44 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 25 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠328°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠328°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠345.8°. 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

10 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 day, 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 369 459 km

Moon is 369 459 km (229 571 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 170 km (225 042 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♌ Leo at 00:47 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 15 August 2046 at 00:43 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days after previous North standstill on 29 July 2046 at 22:44 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.730°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.723° in the next southern standstill on 11 August 2046 at 15:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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