Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 February 2047 Monday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2047 | February 2047

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

Waning Crescent 37% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 37% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 17 February 2047 at 06:42.

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 in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1931"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1931" and ∠1941".

Worm Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2047 after 21 days on 12 March 2047 at 01:37.

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 582 / 1535

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 582 of Meeus index or 1535 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.7 days

Length of current 582 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 42 minutes. It is 36 minutes shorter than next lunation 583 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 58 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 5 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠96.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠96.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠133°. 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

5 days after point of perigee on 13 February 2047 at 00:46 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 March 2047 at 00:38 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 371 195 km

Moon is 371 195 km (230 650 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 695 km (252 087 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 8 February 2047 at 17:13 in ♋ Cancer, 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 21 February 2047 at 11:46 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

24 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 in southern standstill

At 21:07 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-25.990°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠25.881° in its northern standstill point on 5 March 2047 at 11:00 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 24 February 2047 at 18:26 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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