Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 3 April 2046 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 29 March 2046 at 06:57.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1919".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2046 after 17 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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 12:45, this is 12 days after last perigee on 21 March 2046 at 18:59 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 19 April 2046 at 02:59 in ♎ Libra.
This apogee Moon is 406 176 km (252 386 mi) away from Earth. It is 768 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 533 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
2 days after its ascending node on 1 April 2046 at 00:32 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 April 2046 at 07:10 in ♌ Leo.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 28 March 2046 at 00:39 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.076°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.939° in the next northern standstill on 11 April 2046 at 17:57 in ♊ Gemini.
After 2 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.