Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 4 August 2047 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2047 | August 2047

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

Waxing Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 29 July 2047 at 22:03.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1896"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1896" and ∠1891".

Sturgeon Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2047 after 1 day on 5 August 2047 at 20:38.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 588 / 1541

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 30 July 2047 at 09:01 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 August 2047 at 22:38 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 378 107 km

Moon is 378 107 km (234 945 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 274 km (251 204 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 3 August 2047 at 19:59 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 August 2047 at 04:37 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

1 day 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 southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 1 August 2047 at 22:27 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.317°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.256° in the next northern standstill on 16 August 2047 at 02:57 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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