Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 25 September 2046 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2046 | September 2046

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

Waning Crescent 28% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 28% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 23 September 2046 at 08:16.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1914"

Lunar disc appears visually 0% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1914" and ∠1914".

Hunter Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2046 after 19 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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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

9 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 4 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 374 414 km

Moon is 374 414 km (232 650 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 939 km (221 792 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♋ Cancer at 17:54 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 8 October 2046 at 06:47 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

14 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 after northern standstill

2 days after previous North standstill on 22 September 2046 at 15:17 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.482°. Next 9 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 4 days

After 4 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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