Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 July 2047 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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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 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days 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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1824"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1824" and ∠1888".

Sturgeon Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2047 after 15 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

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 587 / 1540

The Moon is 28 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 after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 16 July 2047 at 03:57 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 July 2047 at 09:01 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 392 934 km

Moon is 392 934 km (244 158 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 644 km (229 686 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♋ Cancer at 20:52 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 3 August 2047 at 19:59 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

14 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

1 day after previous North standstill on 19 July 2047 at 18:19 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.339°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.317° in the next southern standstill on 1 August 2047 at 22:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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