Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 6 February 2046 Tuesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Aquarius.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 ∠24° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1945".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2046 after 14 days on 20 February 2046 at 23:44.
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 23:10 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 570 of Meeus index or 1523 from Brown series.
29 days, 19 hours and 6 minutes is the length of new lunation 570. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2046. It is 1 hour and 30 minutes longer than next lunation 571 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 22 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 41 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠159.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠184.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
13 days after point of perigee on 23 January 2046 at 19:02 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 8 February 2046 at 05:11 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 404 631 km (251 426 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 331 km (252 482 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 5 February 2046 at 15:45 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 February 2046 at 17:48 in ♌ Leo.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 1 February 2046 at 11:30 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.313°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.295° in the next northern standstill on 16 February 2046 at 04:45 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.