Moon* ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 26 December 2046 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 20 December 2046 at 14:43.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1909" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2047 after 16 days on 12 January 2047 at 01:21.
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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 23 December 2046 at 05:06 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 4 January 2047 at 09:26 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 375 408 km (233 268 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 416 km (251 292 mi).
10 days after its descending node on 16 December 2046 at 00:01 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 December 2046 at 21:09 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 08:09 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-26.050°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠26.065° in its northern standstill point on 9 January 2047 at 16:36 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day on 27 December 2046 at 10:39 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.