Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 2 August 2046 Thursday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Leo.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 ∠11° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1940" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2046 after 14 days on 16 August 2046 at 14:50.
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 10:25 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 576 of Meeus index or 1529 from Brown series.
29 days, 8 hours and 1 minute is the length of new lunation 576. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2046. It is longer than next lunation 577 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 44 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 25 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠328°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠345.8°. 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 apogee on 23 July 2046 at 10:37 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 4 August 2046 at 09:16 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 369 459 km (229 571 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 170 km (225 042 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♌ Leo at 00:47 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 15 August 2046 at 00:43 in ♒ Aquarius.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 29 July 2046 at 22:44 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.730°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.723° in the next southern standstill on 11 August 2046 at 15:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.