Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 8 October 2046 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2046 | October 2046

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

Waxing Gibbous 66% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 66% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 6 October 2046 at 20:41.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon is entering ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1821"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1821" and ∠1921".

Hunter Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2046 after 6 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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 before apogee

8 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 4 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 393 646 km

Moon is 393 646 km (244 600 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 316 km (252 473 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 06:47 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 22 October 2046 at 20:31 in ♋ Cancer.

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New draconic month

At 06:47 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after southern standstill

3 days after previous South standstill on 5 October 2046 at 04:08 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.388°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.246° in the next northern standstill on 19 October 2046 at 20:53 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 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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