Crescent ♍ Virgo
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 23 September 2046 at 08:16.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1953" and ∠1915".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2046 after 17 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 26 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.
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°).
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.
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°.
11 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 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 30 September 2046 at 00:48 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 366 956 km (228 016 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 939 km (221 792 mi).
1 day after descending node on 25 September 2046 at 17:54 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 8 October 2046 at 06:47 in ♒ Aquarius.
16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
4 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 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.388° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 October 2046 at 04:08 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 2 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.