Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 16 June 2046 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 11 June 2046 at 15:27.
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.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1912" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2046 after 2 days on 18 June 2046 at 13:10.
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 574 of Meeus index or 1527 from Brown series.
Length of current 574 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 29 minutes longer than next lunation 575 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 28 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 41 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠274°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠304.9°. 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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 12 June 2046 at 03:54 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 25 June 2046 at 16:40 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 374 864 km (232 930 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 192 km (251 153 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 8 June 2046 at 09:42 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 June 2046 at 10:29 in ♒ Aquarius.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 5 June 2046 at 05:17 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.677°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.680° in the next southern standstill on 18 June 2046 at 02:43 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 days on 18 June 2046 at 13:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.