Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 July 2047 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2047 | July 2047

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

Waxing Crescent 34% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 34% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 22 July 2047 at 22:49.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1965"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1890".

Sturgeon Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2047 after 8 days on 5 August 2047 at 20:38.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 588 / 1541

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 588 of Meeus index or 1541 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.44 days

Length of current 588 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 27 minutes. It is 1 hour and 12 minutes longer than next lunation 589 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 17 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 52 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠274.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠274.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠306.1°. 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 before perigee

12 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 day, 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 364 737 km

Moon is 364 737 km (226 637 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 644 km (229 686 mi).

Moon before ascending node

6 days after its descending node on 21 July 2047 at 20:52 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 3 August 2047 at 19:59 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

21 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 before southern standstill

8 days after previous North standstill on 19 July 2047 at 18:19 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.339°. Next 4 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 8 days

After 8 days on 5 August 2047 at 20:38 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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