Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 25 September 2046 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2046 | September 2046

Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 28% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 28% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 23 September 2046 at 08:16.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1914"

Lunar disc appears visually 0% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1914" and ∠1914".

Hunter Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2046 after 19 days on 14 October 2046 at 23:41.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 577 / 1530

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 577 of Meeus index or 1530 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.33 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 1 minute. It is 52 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 44 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 25 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠345.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠345.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠1.2°.

Moon before apogee

9 days after point of apogee on 16 September 2046 at 10:11 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 30 September 2046 at 00:48 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 374 414 km

The Moon is 374 414 km (232 650 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 939 km (221 792 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♋ Cancer at 17:54 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 12 days later on 8 October 2046 at 06:47 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 22 September 2046 at 15:17 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.482°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.388° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 October 2046 at 04:08 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 days on 30 September 2046 at 02:25 in ♎ Libra the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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