Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 20 July 2046 Friday 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 July 2046 at 00:55.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1783" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2046 after 27 days on 16 August 2046 at 14:50.
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 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°).
12 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 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 July 2046 at 10:37 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 402 056 km (249 826 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 859 km (251 568 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 18 July 2046 at 17:49 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 August 2046 at 00:47 in ♌ Leo.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 15 July 2046 at 09:24 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.722°. Next 9 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.
After 12 days on 2 August 2046 at 10:25 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.