Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 14 January 2046 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Aries.

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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 41% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 41% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

7 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 7 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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1789"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1789" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2046 after 8 days on 22 January 2046 at 12:51.

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 569 / 1522

The Moon is 6 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 after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 11 January 2046 at 16:45 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 23 January 2046 at 19:02 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 400 695 km

The Moon is 400 695 km (248 980 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 440 km (223 346 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after ascending node on 9 January 2046 at 09:01 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 23 January 2046 at 06:24 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

5 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

9 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 5 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 8 days

In 8 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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