Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 13 October 2046 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Aries.

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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 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days 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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1924".

Hunter Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2046 after 1 day on 14 October 2046 at 23:41.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 578 / 1531

The Moon is 13 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 11:22, this is 13 days after last perigee on 30 September 2046 at 00:48 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 28 October 2046 at 11:41 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 406 316 km

This apogee Moon is 406 316 km (252 473 mi) away from Earth. It is 908 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 393 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 8 October 2046 at 06:47 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 22 October 2046 at 20:31 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

5 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 before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 5 October 2046 at 04:08 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.388°. Next 6 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 1 day

After 1 day 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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