Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 25 November 2046 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2046 | November 2046

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

Waning Crescent 8% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 21 November 2046 at 06:10.

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 is entering ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1967"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1944".

Cold Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2046 after 17 days on 13 December 2046 at 09:55.

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

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 18:09, this is 15 days after last apogee on 9 November 2046 at 19:38 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 7 December 2046 at 12:36 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 363 050 km

This perigee Moon is 363 050 km (225 589 mi) away from Earth. It is 542 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 7 306 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

6 days after its descending node on 18 November 2046 at 21:00 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 December 2046 at 12:55 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 16 November 2046 at 01:54 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.076°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.048° in the next southern standstill on 28 November 2046 at 22:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 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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