Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 28 April 2046 Saturday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 45% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 27 April 2046 at 23:30 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1785" and ∠1905".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2046 after 21 days on 20 May 2046 at 03:15.
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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last 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°).
9 days after point of perigee on 19 April 2046 at 02:59 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 May 2046 at 03:41 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 401 468 km (249 461 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 206 km (251 783 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 02:09 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 12 May 2046 at 07:55 in ♌ Leo.
At 02:09 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
4 days after previous South standstill on 24 April 2046 at 09:26 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.852°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.750° in the next northern standstill on 8 May 2046 at 23:01 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 6 May 2046 at 02:56 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.