Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 September 2046 Friday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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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 4% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1966"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1915".

Hunter Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2046 after 16 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 27 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

12 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 day, 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 364 613 km

Moon is 364 613 km (226 560 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 939 km (221 792 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 25 September 2046 at 17:54 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 8 October 2046 at 06:47 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

17 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

5 days after previous North standstill on 22 September 2046 at 15:17 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.482°. Next 6 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 1 day

After 1 day 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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