Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 16 September 2046 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2046 | September 2046

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

Waning Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 15 September 2046 at 06:39.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1909".

Harvest Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2046 after 28 days on 14 October 2046 at 23:41.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 577 / 1530

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 10:11, this is 14 days after last perigee on 1 September 2046 at 14:28 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 30 September 2046 at 00:48 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 406 400 km

This apogee Moon is 406 400 km (252 525 mi) away from Earth. It is 992 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 309 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 11 September 2046 at 05:06 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 September 2046 at 17:54 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

5 days 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 before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 7 September 2046 at 20:58 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.607°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.482° in the next northern standstill on 22 September 2046 at 15:17 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 30 September 2046 at 02:25 in ♎ Libra, 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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