Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 13 August 2047 Tuesday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2047 | August 2047

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 52% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 52% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 13 August 2047 at 17:34 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1894".

Harvest Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2047 after 21 days on 4 September 2047 at 08:54.

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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last 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 apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 12 August 2047 at 22:38 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 24 August 2047 at 23:21 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 405 307 km

Moon is 405 307 km (251 846 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 969 km (228 024 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days 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 4 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

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

11 days after previous South standstill on 1 August 2047 at 22:27 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.317°. Next 2 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 7 days

After 7 days on 21 August 2047 at 09:16 in ♌ Leo, 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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