Crescent ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 31 December 2046 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 4 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 December 2046 at 10:39.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1801" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2047 after 11 days on 12 January 2047 at 01:21.
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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 581 of Meeus index or 1534 from Brown series.
Length of current 581 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 5 minutes. It is 1 hour and 37 minutes shorter than next lunation 582 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 21 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 42 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠60.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠96.2°. 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°).
8 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 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 4 January 2047 at 09:26 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 398 090 km (247 362 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 416 km (251 292 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 28 December 2046 at 21:09 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 January 2047 at 07:29 in ♋ Cancer.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 26 December 2046 at 08:09 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.050°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.065° in the next northern standstill on 9 January 2047 at 16:36 in ♊ Gemini.
After 11 days on 12 January 2047 at 01:21 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.