Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 7 January 2046 Sunday is New Moon, less than 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 ∠21° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1797" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2046 after 15 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 04:24 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 569 of Meeus index or 1522 from Brown series.
29 days, 18 hours and 46 minutes is the length of new lunation 569. It is 20 minutes shorter than next lunation 570 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 2 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 1 minute shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠129.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠159.4°. 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°).
11 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 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 11 January 2046 at 16:45 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 398 763 km (247 780 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 530 km (251 985 mi).
11 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 January 2046 at 09:01 in ♒ Aquarius.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 5 January 2046 at 05:58 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.261°. Next 12 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.