Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 February 2046 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2046 | February 2046

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

Waxing Crescent 6% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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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 5 February 2046 at 23:10.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1945".

Snow Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2046 after 12 days on 20 February 2046 at 23:44.

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 570 / 1523

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 570 of Meeus index or 1523 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.8 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 6 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2046. It is 1 hour and 30 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 6 hours and 22 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 41 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠159.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠159.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠184.1°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 05:11. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 23 January 2046 at 19:02 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next perigee on 21 February 2046 at 06:43 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 406 331 km

This apogee Moon is 406 331 km (252 482 mi) away from Earth. It is 923 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 378 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

2 days after ascending node on 5 February 2046 at 15:45 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 19 February 2046 at 17:48 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

2 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 after southern standstill

7 days since the previous standstill on 1 February 2046 at 11:30 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.313°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.295° at the point of next northern standstill on 16 February 2046 at 04:45 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 20 February 2046 at 23:44 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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