Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 9 October 2046 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 6 October 2046 at 20:41.
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 ∠16° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1803" and ∠1921".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2046 after 5 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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 578 of Meeus index or 1531 from Brown series.
Length of current 578 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 52 minutes. It is 1 hour and 41 minutes shorter than next lunation 579 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 53 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 17 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠1.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠16.7°. 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 30 September 2046 at 00:48 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 October 2046 at 11:22 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 397 592 km (247 052 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 316 km (252 473 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 8 October 2046 at 06:47 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 22 October 2046 at 20:31 in ♋ Cancer.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 5 October 2046 at 04:08 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.388°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.246° in the next northern standstill on 19 October 2046 at 20:53 in ♊ Gemini.
After 5 days on 14 October 2046 at 23:41 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.