Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 21 June 2046 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 18 June 2046 at 13:10.
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 ∠6° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1803" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2046 after 26 days on 18 July 2046 at 00:55.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
9 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 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 25 June 2046 at 16:40 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 397 532 km (247 015 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 192 km (251 153 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 10:29 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 5 July 2046 at 15:30 in ♋ Cancer.
At 10:29 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
3 days after previous South standstill on 18 June 2046 at 02:43 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.680°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.701° in the next northern standstill on 2 July 2046 at 13:24 in ♊ Gemini.
After 12 days on 4 July 2046 at 01:39 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.