Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 March 2047 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Aries.

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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 4% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 26 March 2047 at 11:44.

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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1922".

Pink Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2047 after 12 days on 10 April 2047 at 10:35.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 25 April 2047 at 04:40

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 584 / 1537

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 584 of Meeus index or 1537 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.71 days

Length of current 584 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 56 minutes. It is 1 hour and 8 minutes longer than next lunation 585 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 12 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 51 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠161.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠161.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠185.7°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 11:07, this is 15 days after last perigee on 13 March 2047 at 05:32 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 10 April 2047 at 16:08 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 406 463 km

This apogee Moon is 406 463 km (252 564 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 055 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 246 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

7 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 6 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

7 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 March 2047 at 02:57 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.782°. Next 4 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 12 days

After 12 days on 10 April 2047 at 10:35 in ♎ Libra, 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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