Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 2 December 2046 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 27 November 2046 at 21:50.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1826" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2046 after 10 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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 580 of Meeus index or 1533 from Brown series.
Length of current 580 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 49 minutes. 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°).
6 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 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 December 2046 at 12:36 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 392 623 km (243 965 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 833 km (251 552 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 1 December 2046 at 12:55 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 16 December 2046 at 00:01 in ♌ Leo.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 28 November 2046 at 22:56 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.048°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.034° in the next northern standstill on 13 December 2046 at 08:12 in ♊ Gemini.
After 10 days on 13 December 2046 at 09:55 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.