Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 1 May 2046 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 27 April 2046 at 23:30.
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 ∠20° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1904".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2046 after 18 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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 03:41, this is 12 days after last perigee on 19 April 2046 at 02:59 in ♎ Libra. 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 16 May 2046 at 23:31 in ♎ Libra.
This apogee Moon is 405 206 km (251 783 mi) away from Earth. It is 202 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 503 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
3 days after its ascending node on 28 April 2046 at 02:09 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 May 2046 at 07:55 in ♌ Leo.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 24 April 2046 at 09:26 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.852°. Next 7 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 4 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.