Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 18 February 2046 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2046 | February 2046

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

Waxing Gibbous 91% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 91% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 14 February 2046 at 03:20.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1943"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1943" and ∠1941".

Snow Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2046 after 2 days on 20 February 2046 at 23:44.

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 570 / 1523

The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 before apogee

10 days after point of apogee on 8 February 2046 at 05:11 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 21 February 2046 at 06:43 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 368 881 km

The Moon is 368 881 km (229 212 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 803 km (221 707 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after ascending node on 5 February 2046 at 15:45 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, 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

12 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 northern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 16 February 2046 at 04:45 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.295°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.260° at the point of next southern standstill on 28 February 2046 at 17:20 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 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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