Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 15 November 2046 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2046 | November 2046

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

Waning Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 13 November 2046 at 17:04.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1823"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1823" and ∠1940".

Beaver Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2046 after 27 days on 13 December 2046 at 09:55.

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 579 / 1532

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 9 November 2046 at 19:38 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 25 November 2046 at 18:09 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 393 181 km

Moon is 393 181 km (244 311 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 050 km (225 589 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 4 November 2046 at 08:16 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 November 2046 at 21:00 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

13 days after previous South standstill on 1 November 2046 at 13:02 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.165°. Next day 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 12 days

After 12 days on 27 November 2046 at 21:50 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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