Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 28 November 2046 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1918" and ∠1945".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2046 after 14 days on 13 December 2046 at 09:55.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 21:50 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 580 of Meeus index or 1533 from Brown series.
29 days, 12 hours and 49 minutes is the length of new lunation 580. It is 2 hours and 16 minutes shorter than next lunation 581 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 58 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠35.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠60.8°. 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 25 November 2046 at 18:09 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 December 2046 at 12:36 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 373 632 km (232 164 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 833 km (251 552 mi).
9 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 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 December 2046 at 12:55 in ♑ Capricorn.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 22:56 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-26.048°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2046. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠26.034° in its northern standstill point on 13 December 2046 at 08:12 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.