Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 September 2046 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2046 | September 2046

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

Waxing Crescent 40% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 40% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 31 August 2046 at 18:25.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1922"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1922" and ∠1904".

Harvest Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2046 after 8 days on 15 September 2046 at 06:39.

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 577 / 1530

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 577 of Meeus index or 1530 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.33 days

Length of current 577 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 1 minute. It is 52 minutes shorter than next lunation 578 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 ∠345.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠345.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠1.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 1 September 2046 at 14:28 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 September 2046 at 10:11 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 373 002 km

Moon is 373 002 km (231 773 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 400 km (252 525 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after its descending node on 29 August 2046 at 10:45 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 September 2046 at 05:06 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

22 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

11 days after previous North standstill on 26 August 2046 at 07:50 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.666°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.607° in the next southern standstill on 7 September 2046 at 20:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 15 September 2046 at 06:39 in ♓ Pisces, 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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