Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 December 2046 Monday is Waning Crescent, 26 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 11% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 11% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 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 ∠24° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1949"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1949" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2047 after 18 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 26 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 23 December 2046 at 05:06 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 4 January 2047 at 09:26 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 367 742 km

Moon is 367 742 km (228 504 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 416 km (251 292 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 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 4 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

22 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

11 days after previous North standstill on 13 December 2046 at 08:12 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.034°. Next day 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 2 days

After 2 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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