Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 25 October 2046 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2046 | October 2046

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

Waning Crescent 22% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 22% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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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 22 October 2046 at 20:07.

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 ∠7° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1959"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1959" and ∠1930".

Beaver Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2046 after 19 days on 13 November 2046 at 17:04.

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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 perigee

12 days after point of apogee on 13 October 2046 at 11:22 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 October 2046 at 11:41 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 365 906 km

Moon is 365 906 km (227 363 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 601 km (222 824 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 22 October 2046 at 20:31 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 4 November 2046 at 08:16 in ♑ Capricorn.

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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 19 October 2046 at 20:53 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.246°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.165° in the next southern standstill on 1 November 2046 at 13:02 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 29 October 2046 at 11:17 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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