Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 March 2047 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2047 | March 2047

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

Waning Crescent 8% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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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 March 2047 at 16:11.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1811"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1811" and ∠1925".

Pink Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2047 after 17 days on 10 April 2047 at 10:35.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 26 March 2047 at 11:44
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 3 April 2047 at 15:11
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 10 April 2047 at 10:35
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 17 April 2047 at 03:30

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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before apogee

10 days after point of perigee on 13 March 2047 at 05:32 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 March 2047 at 11:07 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 395 772 km

Moon is 395 772 km (245 921 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 463 km (252 564 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 20 March 2047 at 13:43 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 4 April 2047 at 05:01 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

2 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 after southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 18 March 2047 at 02:57 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.782°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.632° in the next northern standstill on 1 April 2047 at 17:57 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 26 March 2047 at 11:44 in ♈ Aries, 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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