Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 23 September 2046 Sunday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2046 | September 2046

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

Last Quarter 48% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 48% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 23 September 2046 at 08:16 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon is entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1867"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1867" and ∠1913".

Hunter Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2046 after 21 days on 14 October 2046 at 23:41.

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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 before perigee

7 days after point of apogee on 16 September 2046 at 10:11 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 September 2046 at 00:48 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 383 895 km

Moon is 383 895 km (238 541 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 939 km (221 792 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 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 2 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

12 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 after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 22 September 2046 at 15:17 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.482°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.388° in the next southern standstill on 5 October 2046 at 04:08 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 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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