Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 5 October 2046 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2046 | October 2046

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

Waxing Crescent 36% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 36% 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 30 September 2046 at 02:25.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1889"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1889" and ∠1919".

Hunter Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2046 after 9 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 578 / 1531

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 578 of Meeus index or 1531 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.37 days

Length of current 578 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 52 minutes. It is 1 hour and 41 minutes shorter than next lunation 579 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 53 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 17 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠1.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠1.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠16.7°. 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

5 days after point of perigee on 30 September 2046 at 00:48 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 October 2046 at 11:22 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 379 499 km

Moon is 379 499 km (235 810 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 316 km (252 473 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 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 2 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

24 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 in southern standstill

At 04:08 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-26.388°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠26.246° in its northern standstill point on 19 October 2046 at 20:53 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 14 October 2046 at 23:41 in ♈ Aries, 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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