Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 11 August 2046 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 9 August 2046 at 01:15.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1888" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2046 after 5 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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
7 days 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 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 August 2046 at 01:53 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 379 736 km (235 957 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 828 km (252 170 mi).
9 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 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 August 2046 at 00:43 in ♒ Aquarius.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 15:06 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-26.723°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠26.666° in its northern standstill point on 26 August 2046 at 07:50 in ♊ Gemini.
After 5 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.