Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 11 January 2046 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 7 January 2046 at 04:24.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2046 after 11 days on 22 January 2046 at 12:51.
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.
The Moon is 4 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.
Length of current 569 lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 46 minutes. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 16:45, this is 16 days after last perigee on 26 December 2045 at 14:47 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 23 January 2046 at 19:02 in ♌ Leo.
This apogee Moon is 405 530 km (251 985 mi) away from Earth. It is 122 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 179 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
2 days after its ascending node on 9 January 2046 at 09:01 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 23 January 2046 at 06:24 in ♌ Leo.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 5 January 2046 at 05:58 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.261°. Next 8 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.
After 11 days on 22 January 2046 at 12:51 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.