Moon* ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 6 January 2046 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1814" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2046 after 16 days on 22 January 2046 at 12:51.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 11:41 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 568 of Meeus index or 1521 from Brown series.
29 days, 16 hours and 43 minutes is the length of new lunation 568. It is 2 hours and 3 minutes shorter than next lunation 569 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 59 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 4 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠92.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠129.2°. 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°).
10 days after point of perigee on 26 December 2045 at 14:47 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 11 January 2046 at 16:45 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 395 076 km (245 489 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 530 km (251 985 mi).
10 days after its descending node on 26 December 2045 at 21:24 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 January 2046 at 09:01 in ♒ Aquarius.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 5 January 2046 at 05:58 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.261°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.297° in the next northern standstill on 19 January 2046 at 18:56 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.