Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 January 2047 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2047 | January 2047

Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 7% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 7% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 18 January 2047 at 22:32.

Moonrise and moonset

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 entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1899"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1899" and ∠1949".

Snow Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2047 after 18 days on 10 February 2047 at 14:40.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 581 / 1534

The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 581 of Meeus index or 1534 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.63 days

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.

Lunation length longer than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠60.8°

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°).

Moon after perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 16 January 2047 at 21:10 in ♍ Virgo. 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 1 February 2047 at 06:34 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 377 516 km

Moon is 377 516 km (234 578 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 793 km (251 527 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 12 January 2047 at 07:29 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 January 2047 at 05:56 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 22 January 2047 at 15:26 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.072°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.040° in the next northern standstill on 6 February 2047 at 02:09 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 26 January 2047 at 01:44 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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