Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 31 August 2046 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2046 after 14 days on 15 September 2046 at 06:39.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 18:25 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 577 of Meeus index or 1530 from Brown series.
29 days, 8 hours and 1 minute is the length of new lunation 577. It is 52 minutes shorter than next lunation 578 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 New Moon true anomaly is ∠345.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠1.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
11 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 September 2046 at 14:28 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 365 362 km (227 025 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 321 km (222 650 mi).
2 days 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 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 September 2046 at 05:06 in ♒ Aquarius.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 26 August 2046 at 07:50 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.666°. Next 7 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.