Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 December 2046 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2046 | December 2046

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 27 December 2046 at 10:39.

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 ∠20° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1862"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1862" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2047 after 14 days on 12 January 2047 at 01:21.

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 581 / 1534

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 581 of Meeus index or 1534 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.63 days

Length of current 581 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 5 minutes. It is 1 hour and 37 minutes shorter than next lunation 582 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 21 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 42 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠60.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠60.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠96.2°. 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

5 days 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 6 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 384 916 km

Moon is 384 916 km (239 176 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 416 km (251 292 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 21:09 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 12 January 2047 at 07:29 in ♋ Cancer.

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New draconic month

At 21:09 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 26 December 2046 at 08:09 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.050°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.065° in the next northern standstill on 9 January 2047 at 16:36 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 14 days

After 14 days on 12 January 2047 at 01:21 in ♋ Cancer, 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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