Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 December 2046 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2046 | December 2046

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

Waning Crescent 19% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 19% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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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 20 December 2046 at 14:43.

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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1963"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2047 after 19 days on 12 January 2047 at 01:21.

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 580 / 1533

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 580 of Meeus index or 1533 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

Length of current 580 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 49 minutes. It is 2 hours and 16 minutes shorter than next lunation 581 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 58 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠35.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠35.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠60.8°. 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 05:06, this is 15 days after last apogee on 7 December 2046 at 12:36 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 4 January 2047 at 09:26 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 368 619 km

This perigee Moon is 368 619 km (229 049 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 111 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 737 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 16 December 2046 at 00:01 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 December 2046 at 21:09 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

10 days after previous North standstill on 13 December 2046 at 08:12 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.034°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.050° in the next southern standstill on 26 December 2046 at 08:09 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 27 December 2046 at 10:39 in ♑ Capricorn, 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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