Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 1 March 2047 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2047 | March 2047

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

Waxing Crescent 19% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 19% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 24 February 2047 at 18:26.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon is entering ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1936".

Worm Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2047 after 10 days on 12 March 2047 at 01:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 4 March 2047 at 22:52
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 12 March 2047 at 01:37
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 18 March 2047 at 16:11
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 26 March 2047 at 11:44

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 583 / 1536

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 583 of Meeus index or 1536 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.72 days

Length of current 583 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 18 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2047. It is 22 minutes longer than next lunation 584 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 29 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠133°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠133°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠161.9°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 00:38, this is 15 days after last perigee on 13 February 2047 at 00:46 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 13 March 2047 at 05:32 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 405 695 km

This apogee Moon is 405 695 km (252 087 mi) away from Earth. It is 287 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 014 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

8 days after its ascending node on 21 February 2047 at 11:46 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 March 2047 at 01:12 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 18 February 2047 at 21:07 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.990°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.881° in the next northern standstill on 5 March 2047 at 11:00 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 12 March 2047 at 01:37 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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