Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 18 April 2046 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 14 April 2046 at 03:21.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1910".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2046 after 2 days on 20 April 2046 at 18:21.
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.
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 572 of Meeus index or 1525 from Brown series.
Length of current 572 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 4 minutes. It is 2 hours and 38 minutes longer than next lunation 573 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 20 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 43 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠209.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠239.2°. 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°).
14 days after point of apogee on 3 April 2046 at 12:45 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 April 2046 at 02:59 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 363 595 km (225 927 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 864 km (224 230 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 15 April 2046 at 07:10 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 April 2046 at 02:09 in ♒ Aquarius.
17 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 11 April 2046 at 17:57 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.939°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.852° in the next southern standstill on 24 April 2046 at 09:26 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 days on 20 April 2046 at 18:21 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.