Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 29 April 2047 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2047 | April 2047

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

Waxing Crescent 16% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 16% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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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 25 April 2047 at 04:40.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1814"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1814" and ∠1905".

Flower Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2047 after 10 days on 9 May 2047 at 18:24.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 3 May 2047 at 03:26
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 9 May 2047 at 18:24
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 16 May 2047 at 16:46
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 24 May 2047 at 20:27

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 585 / 1538

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 585 of Meeus index or 1538 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.66 days

Length of current 585 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 48 minutes. It is 1 hour and 40 minutes longer than next lunation 586 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 4 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 59 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠185.7°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠185.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠210.1°. 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 after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 24 April 2047 at 13:11 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 9 May 2047 at 02:43 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 395 241 km

Moon is 395 241 km (245 591 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 602 km (222 204 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 16 April 2047 at 14:32 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 May 2047 at 06:05 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

12 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 northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 28 April 2047 at 23:17 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.418°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.371° in the next southern standstill on 11 May 2047 at 19:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 9 May 2047 at 18:24 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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