Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 24 October 2046 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 22 October 2046 at 20:07.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1943" and ∠1930".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2046 after 20 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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
11 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 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 October 2046 at 11:41 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 368 834 km (229 183 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 601 km (222 824 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 22 October 2046 at 20:31 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 November 2046 at 08:16 in ♑ Capricorn.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 19 October 2046 at 20:53 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.246°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.165° in the next southern standstill on 1 November 2046 at 13:02 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 4 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.