Quarter* ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 28 March 2046 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 22 March 2046 at 09:27.
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 4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1847" and ∠1922".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2046 after 23 days on 20 April 2046 at 18:21.
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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 571 of Meeus index or 1524 from Brown series.
Length of current 571 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 36 minutes. It is 2 hours and 32 minutes longer than next lunation 572 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 52 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 11 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠184.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠209.1°. 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°).
6 days after point of perigee on 21 March 2046 at 18:59 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 April 2046 at 12:45 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 388 115 km (241 163 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 176 km (252 386 mi).
9 days after its descending node on 19 March 2046 at 03:00 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 April 2046 at 00:32 in ♒ Aquarius.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 00:39 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-27.076°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠26.939° in its northern standstill point on 11 April 2046 at 17:57 in ♊ Gemini.
After 8 days on 6 April 2046 at 11:52 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.