Crescent ♊ Gemini
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 26 July 2046 at 03:19.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1826" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2046 after 19 days on 16 August 2046 at 14:50.
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.
The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°.
5 days after point of apogee on 23 July 2046 at 10:37 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 4 August 2046 at 09:16 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 392 455 km (243 860 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 362 170 km (225 042 mi).
9 days after ascending node on 18 July 2046 at 17:49 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 2 August 2046 at 00:47 in ♌ Leo.
9 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
13 days 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 day to face maximum declination of ∠26.730° at the point of next northern standstill on 29 July 2046 at 22:44 in ♊ Gemini.
In 4 days on 2 August 2046 at 10:25 in ♌ Leo 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.