Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 15 November 2046 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2046 | November 2046

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 13 November 2046 at 17:04.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1823"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1823" and ∠1940".

Beaver Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2046 after 27 days on 13 December 2046 at 09:55.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 579 / 1532

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 579 of Meeus index or 1532 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.44 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 33 minutes. It is 2 hours and 16 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 11 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 58 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠16.7°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠16.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠35.1°.

Moon after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 9 November 2046 at 19:38 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 25 November 2046 at 18:09 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 393 181 km

The Moon is 393 181 km (244 311 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 363 050 km (225 589 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 4 November 2046 at 08:16 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 18 November 2046 at 21:00 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

13 days since the previous standstill on 1 November 2046 at 13:02 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.165°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠26.076° at the point of next northern standstill on 16 November 2046 at 01:54 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 27 November 2046 at 21:50 in ♏ Scorpio the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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