Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 18 July 2046 Wednesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1812" and ∠1888".
The Full Moon this days is the Buck of July 2046.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 575 of Meeus index or 1528 from Brown series.
Length of current 575 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 47 minutes. 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°).
10 days after point of perigee on 7 July 2046 at 18:06 in ♌ Leo. 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 23 July 2046 at 10:37 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 395 493 km (245 748 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 859 km (251 568 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 17:49 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 2 August 2046 at 00:47 in ♌ Leo.
At 17:49 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
3 days after previous South standstill on 15 July 2046 at 09:24 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.722°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.730° in the next northern standstill on 29 July 2046 at 22:44 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.