Quarter* ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 26 May 2046 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 20 May 2046 at 03:15.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1781" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2046 after 23 days on 18 June 2046 at 13:10.
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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 573 of Meeus index or 1526 from Brown series.
Length of current 573 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 26 minutes. 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°).
9 days after point of perigee on 16 May 2046 at 23:31 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 28 May 2046 at 21:55 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 402 463 km (250 079 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 334 km (251 241 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 25 May 2046 at 04:58 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 June 2046 at 09:42 in ♌ Leo.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 21 May 2046 at 18:34 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.705°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.677° in the next northern standstill on 5 June 2046 at 05:17 in ♊ Gemini.
After 9 days on 4 June 2046 at 15:22 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.