Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 15 September 2047 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2047 | September 2047

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

Waning Crescent 21% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 21% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 12 September 2047 at 11:18.

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 leaving the last ∠3° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1842"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1842" and ∠1908".

Hunter Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2047 after 18 days on 3 October 2047 at 23:42.

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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 9 September 2047 at 17:06 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 September 2047 at 15:28 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 389 206 km

Moon is 389 206 km (241 841 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 859 km (224 849 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 14 September 2047 at 10:02 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 September 2047 at 01:32 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

15 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

3 days after previous North standstill on 12 September 2047 at 11:14 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.055°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.945° in the next southern standstill on 25 September 2047 at 10:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 19 September 2047 at 18:31 in ♍ Virgo, 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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