Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 23 January 2046 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 22 January 2046 at 12:51.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1949".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2046 after 28 days on 20 February 2046 at 23:44.
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.
The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee on this date at 19:02, this is 12 days after last apogee on 11 January 2046 at 16:45 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 8 February 2046 at 05:11 in ♓ Pisces.
This perigee Moon is 359 440 km (223 346 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 068 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 916 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♌ Leo at 06:24 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 5 February 2046 at 15:45 in ♒ Aquarius.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 19 January 2046 at 18:56 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.297°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.313° in the next southern standstill on 1 February 2046 at 11:30 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 13 days on 5 February 2046 at 23:10 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.