Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 11 September 2046 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 7 September 2046 at 09:07.
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 ∠7° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1811" and ∠1906".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2046 after 3 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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 577 of Meeus index or 1530 from Brown series.
Length of current 577 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 1 minute. 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°).
9 days after point of perigee on 1 September 2046 at 14:28 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 16 September 2046 at 10:11 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 395 728 km (245 894 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 400 km (252 525 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 05:06 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 25 September 2046 at 17:54 in ♋ Cancer.
At 05:06 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
3 days after previous South standstill on 7 September 2046 at 20:58 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.607°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.482° in the next northern standstill on 22 September 2046 at 15:17 in ♊ Gemini.
After 3 days on 15 September 2046 at 06:39 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.