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Moon phase on 26 June 2046 Tuesday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2046 | June 2046

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 49% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 49% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 26 June 2046 at 10:40 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2046 after 21 days on 18 July 2046 at 00:55.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 4 July 2046 at 01:39
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 10 July 2046 at 19:53
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 18 July 2046 at 00:55
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 26 July 2046 at 03:19

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 574 / 1527

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 574 of Meeus index or 1527 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 29 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 28 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 41 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠274°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠274°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠304.9°.

Moon after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 25 June 2046 at 16:40 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 7 July 2046 at 18:06 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 405 086 km

The Moon is 405 086 km (251 709 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 114 km (228 114 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after ascending node on 21 June 2046 at 10:29 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 5 July 2046 at 15:30 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

5 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 18 June 2046 at 02:43 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.680°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.701° at the point of next northern standstill on 2 July 2046 at 13:24 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 4 July 2046 at 01:39 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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