Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 21 November 2046 Wednesday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 47% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 21 November 2046 at 06:10 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1951" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2046 after 21 days on 13 December 2046 at 09:55.
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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last 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°).
11 days after point of apogee on 9 November 2046 at 19:38 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 25 November 2046 at 18:09 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 367 381 km (228 280 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 050 km (225 589 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 18 November 2046 at 21:00 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 1 December 2046 at 12:55 in ♑ Capricorn.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 16 November 2046 at 01:54 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.076°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.048° in the next southern standstill on 28 November 2046 at 22:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 days on 27 November 2046 at 21:50 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.