Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 9 November 2046 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 5 November 2046 at 12:28.
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 first ∠1° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1938".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2046 after 4 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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 579 of Meeus index or 1532 from Brown series.
Length of current 579 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 33 minutes. It is 2 hours and 16 minutes shorter than next lunation 580 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 11 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 58 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠16.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠35.1°. 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 apogee on this date at 19:38, this is 12 days after last perigee on 28 October 2046 at 11:41 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 25 November 2046 at 18:09 in ♎ Libra.
This apogee Moon is 405 682 km (252 079 mi) away from Earth. It is 274 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 027 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
5 days after its ascending node on 4 November 2046 at 08:16 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 November 2046 at 21:00 in ♋ Cancer.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 1 November 2046 at 13:02 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.165°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.076° in the next northern standstill on 16 November 2046 at 01:54 in ♊ Gemini.
After 4 days on 13 November 2046 at 17:04 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.