Moon* ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 28 October 2046 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days 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 ∠21° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1932".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2046 after 16 days on 13 November 2046 at 17:04.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 28 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 11:41, this is 15 days after last apogee on 13 October 2046 at 11:22 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 9 November 2046 at 19:38 in ♓ Pisces.
This perigee Moon is 358 601 km (222 824 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 907 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 755 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
5 days 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 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 November 2046 at 08:16 in ♑ Capricorn.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 19 October 2046 at 20:53 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.246°. Next 4 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 1 day 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.