Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 26 August 2046 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 24 August 2046 at 18:36.
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 about ∠24° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1857" and ∠1899".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2046 after 19 days on 15 September 2046 at 06:39.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 20 August 2046 at 01:53 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 September 2046 at 14:28 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 385 897 km (239 785 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 321 km (222 650 mi).
11 days after its ascending node on 15 August 2046 at 00:43 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 August 2046 at 10:45 in ♌ Leo.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 07:50 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠26.666°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-26.607° in its southern standstill point on 7 September 2046 at 20:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 5 days on 31 August 2046 at 18:25 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.