Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 February 2046 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2046 | February 2046

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

Waning Crescent 42% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 42% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 27 February 2046 at 16:23.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1856"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1856" and ∠1937".

Worm Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2046 after 21 days on 22 March 2046 at 09:27.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 7 March 2046 at 18:15
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 15 March 2046 at 17:13
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 22 March 2046 at 09:27
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 29 March 2046 at 06:57

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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 perigee

7 days after point of perigee on 21 February 2046 at 06:43 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 7 March 2046 at 06:49 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 386 131 km

The Moon is 386 131 km (239 931 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 576 km (252 635 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after descending node on 19 February 2046 at 17:48 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 4 March 2046 at 21:25 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

22 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon at southern standstill

At 17:20 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-27.260°. Over the next 15 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠27.160° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 15 March 2046 at 12:23.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 7 March 2046 at 18:15 in ♓ Pisces the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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