Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 5 August 2046 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 2 August 2046 at 10:25.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2046 after 11 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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 576 of Meeus index or 1529 from Brown series.
Length of current 576 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 1 minute. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 4 August 2046 at 09:16 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 August 2046 at 01:53 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 363 339 km (225 768 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 14 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 828 km (252 170 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 2 August 2046 at 00:47 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 August 2046 at 00:43 in ♒ Aquarius.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 29 July 2046 at 22:44 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.730°. Next 6 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.
After 11 days on 16 August 2046 at 14:50 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.