Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 17 October 2046 Wednesday 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 2 days on 14 October 2046 at 23:41.
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 about ∠22° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1797" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2046 after 27 days on 13 November 2046 at 17:04.
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 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 13 October 2046 at 11:22 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 October 2046 at 11:41 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 398 940 km (247 890 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 601 km (222 824 mi).
9 days 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 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 22 October 2046 at 20:31 in ♋ Cancer.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 5 October 2046 at 04:08 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.388°. Next 2 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 11 days on 29 October 2046 at 11:17 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.