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Moon phase on 16 August 2046 Thursday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2046 | August 2046

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

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 14 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 16 August 2046 at 14:50 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1789"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1789" and ∠1895".

It is Sturgeon Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Sturgeon of August 2046.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

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

Lunation 576 / 1529

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 576 of Meeus index or 1529 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.33 days

Length of current 576 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 1 minute. 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 apogee

12 days after point of perigee on 4 August 2046 at 09:16 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 August 2046 at 01:53 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 400 717 km

Moon is 400 717 km (248 994 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 828 km (252 170 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 15 August 2046 at 00:43 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 August 2046 at 10:45 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 11 August 2046 at 15:06 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.723°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.666° in the next northern standstill on 26 August 2046 at 07:50 in ♊ Gemini.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

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

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