Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 18 September 2046 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 15 September 2046 at 06:39.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1778" and ∠1910".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2046 after 26 days on 14 October 2046 at 23:41.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 16 September 2046 at 10:11 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 September 2046 at 00:48 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 403 067 km (250 454 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 939 km (221 792 mi).
7 days after its ascending node on 11 September 2046 at 05:06 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 25 September 2046 at 17:54 in ♋ Cancer.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 7 September 2046 at 20:58 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.607°. Next 4 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 11 days on 30 September 2046 at 02:25 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.