Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 16 July 2047 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2047 | July 2047

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

Waning Crescent 36% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 36% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 15 July 2047 at 00:09.

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 in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1888".

Sturgeon Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2047 after 20 days on 5 August 2047 at 20:38.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 22 July 2047 at 22:49
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 29 July 2047 at 22:03
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 5 August 2047 at 20:38
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 13 August 2047 at 17:34

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 587 / 1540

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 587 of Meeus index or 1540 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

Length of current 587 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 13 minutes. It is 1 hour and 46 minutes longer than next lunation 588 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 31 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 38 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠240°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠240°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠274.9°. 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 03:57, this is 11 days after last perigee on 4 July 2047 at 04:56 in ♏ Scorpio. 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 30 July 2047 at 09:01 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 404 370 km

This apogee Moon is 404 370 km (251 264 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 038 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 339 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

9 days after its ascending node on 7 July 2047 at 11:43 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 July 2047 at 20:52 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

9 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 5 July 2047 at 15:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.343°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.339° in the next northern standstill on 19 July 2047 at 18:19 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 22 July 2047 at 22:49 in ♋ Cancer, 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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