Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 6 May 2046 Sunday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1820" and ∠1902".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2046 after 13 days on 20 May 2046 at 03:15.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 02:56 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 573 of Meeus index or 1526 from Brown series.
29 days, 12 hours and 26 minutes is the length of new lunation 573. It is 2 hours and 10 minutes longer than next lunation 574 length.
Length of current synodic month is 18 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 51 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠239.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠274°. 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 1 May 2046 at 03:41 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 16 May 2046 at 23:31 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 393 792 km (244 691 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 910 km (227 366 mi).
8 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 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 May 2046 at 07:55 in ♌ Leo.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 24 April 2046 at 09:26 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.852°. Next 2 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.