Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 22 February 2046 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 20 February 2046 at 23:44.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1939".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2046 after 27 days on 22 March 2046 at 09:27.
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 570 of Meeus index or 1523 from Brown series.
Length of current 570 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 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 21 February 2046 at 06:43 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 March 2046 at 06:49 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 363 847 km (226 084 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 576 km (252 635 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 19 February 2046 at 17:48 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 March 2046 at 21:25 in ♒ Aquarius.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 16 February 2046 at 04:45 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.295°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.260° in the next southern standstill on 28 February 2046 at 17:20 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 13 days on 7 March 2046 at 18:15 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.