Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 4 July 2046 Wednesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.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 ∠18° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1910" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2046 after 13 days on 18 July 2046 at 00:55.
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 01:39 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 575 of Meeus index or 1528 from Brown series.
29 days, 8 hours and 47 minutes is the length of new lunation 575. It is 47 minutes longer than next lunation 576 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 57 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 12 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠304.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠328°. 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°).
8 days after point of apogee on 25 June 2046 at 16:40 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 July 2046 at 18:06 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 375 309 km (233 206 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 114 km (228 114 mi).
13 days after its ascending node on 21 June 2046 at 10:29 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 July 2046 at 15:30 in ♋ Cancer.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 2 July 2046 at 13:24 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.701°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.722° in the next southern standstill on 15 July 2046 at 09:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.