Moon ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 10 July 2046 at 19:53.
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 about ∠6° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1854" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2046 after 1 day 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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 575 of Meeus index or 1528 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 47 minutes. It is 47 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°).
The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 57 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 12 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠304.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠328°.
8 days after point of perigee on 7 July 2046 at 18:06 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 23 July 2046 at 10:37 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 386 668 km (240 264 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 859 km (251 568 mi).
10 days after descending node on 5 July 2046 at 15:30 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 18 July 2046 at 17:49 in ♑ Capricorn.
25 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 15 July 2046 at 09:24 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.722°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.730° at the point of next northern standstill on 29 July 2046 at 22:44 in ♊ Gemini.
In 1 day on 18 July 2046 at 00:55 in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.