Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 25 August 2047 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2047 | August 2047

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

Waxing Crescent 21% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 21% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 21 August 2047 at 09:16.

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 leaving the last ∠3° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♏ Scorpio later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1970"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1899".

Harvest Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2047 after 9 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 589 / 1542

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 589 of Meeus index or 1542 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.39 days

Length of current 589 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 15 minutes. It is 18 minutes longer than next lunation 590 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 29 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 40 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠306.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠306.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠329.2°. 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

1 day after point of perigee on 24 August 2047 at 23:21 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 15 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 9 September 2047 at 17:06 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 363 940 km

Moon is 363 940 km (226 142 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 15 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 975 km (251 640 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 18 August 2047 at 04:37 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 31 August 2047 at 00:29 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

9 days after previous North standstill on 16 August 2047 at 02:57 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.256°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.179° in the next southern standstill on 29 August 2047 at 04:16 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 4 September 2047 at 08:54 in ♓ Pisces, 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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