Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 6 April 2047 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2047 | April 2047

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

Waxing Gibbous 79% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 79% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 3 April 2047 at 15:11.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1916"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1916" and ∠1917".

Pink Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2047 after 3 days on 10 April 2047 at 10:35.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 3 May 2047 at 03:26

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 584 / 1537

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 before perigee

9 days after point of apogee on 28 March 2047 at 11:07 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 April 2047 at 16:08 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 374 183 km

Moon is 374 183 km (232 507 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 789 km (221 698 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 4 April 2047 at 05:01 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 April 2047 at 14:32 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

16 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 northern standstill

4 days after previous North standstill on 1 April 2047 at 17:57 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.632°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.536° in the next southern standstill on 14 April 2047 at 10:31 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 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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