Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 January 2046 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2046 | January 2046

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

Waxing Crescent 5% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 7 January 2046 at 04:24.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1775"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2046 after 13 days on 22 January 2046 at 12:51.

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 569 / 1522

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 569 of Meeus index or 1522 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.78 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 46 minutes. It is 20 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 6 hours and 2 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 1 minute shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠129.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠129.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠159.4°.

Moon before perigee

13 days after point of perigee on 26 December 2045 at 14:47 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 11 January 2046 at 16:45 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 403 910 km

The Moon is 403 910 km (250 978 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 530 km (251 985 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 09:01 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 23 January 2046 at 06:24 in ♌ Leo.

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New draconic month

At 09:01 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 5 January 2046 at 05:58 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.261°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.297° at the point of next northern standstill on 19 January 2046 at 18:56 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 22 January 2046 at 12:51 in ♌ Leo the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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