Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 8 December 2046 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 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 December 2046 at 07:56.
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 about ∠21° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1948".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2046 after 4 days on 13 December 2046 at 09:55.
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.
The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 7 December 2046 at 12:36 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 December 2046 at 05:06 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 405 249 km (251 810 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 619 km (229 049 mi).
6 days 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 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 16 December 2046 at 00:01 in ♌ Leo.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 28 November 2046 at 22:56 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.048°. Next 4 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 4 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.