Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 November 2046 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2046 | November 2046

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

Waxing Crescent 30% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 30% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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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 29 October 2046 at 11:17.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1856"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1856" and ∠1935".

Beaver Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2046 after 10 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 579 / 1532

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 579 of Meeus index or 1532 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.44 days

Length of current 579 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 33 minutes. It is 2 hours and 16 minutes shorter than next lunation 580 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 11 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 58 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠16.7°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠16.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠35.1°. 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

6 days after point of perigee on 28 October 2046 at 11:41 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 9 November 2046 at 19:38 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 386 264 km

Moon is 386 264 km (240 013 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 682 km (252 079 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 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 day, 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

26 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 southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 1 November 2046 at 13:02 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.165°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.076° in the next northern standstill on 16 November 2046 at 01:54 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 13 November 2046 at 17:04 in ♉ Taurus, 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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