Moon* ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 30 August 2046 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days 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 ∠20° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1947" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2046 after 15 days on 15 September 2046 at 06:39.
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 28 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°).
10 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 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 September 2046 at 14:28 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 368 108 km (228 732 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 321 km (222 650 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 29 August 2046 at 10:45 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 September 2046 at 05:06 in ♒ Aquarius.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 26 August 2046 at 07:50 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.666°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.607° in the next southern standstill on 7 September 2046 at 20:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day 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.