Moon* ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 15 August 2046 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 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 ∠10° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1803" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2046 after 1 day 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 13 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°).
11 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 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 August 2046 at 01:53 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 397 468 km (246 975 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 828 km (252 170 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 00:43 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 29 August 2046 at 10:45 in ♌ Leo.
At 00:43 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
3 days after previous South standstill on 11 August 2046 at 15:06 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.723°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.666° in the next northern standstill on 26 August 2046 at 07:50 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day 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.