Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 September 2047 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2047 | September 2047

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

Waxing Crescent 4% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 19 September 2047 at 18:31.

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 ∠22° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1965"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1911".

Hunter Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2047 after 12 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 590 / 1543

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 590 of Meeus index or 1543 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.37 days

Length of current 590 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 57 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2047. It is 34 minutes shorter than next lunation 591 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 22 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠329.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠329.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠346.8°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 15:28, this is 11 days after last apogee on 9 September 2047 at 17:06 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 7 October 2047 at 08:53 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 361 859 km

This perigee Moon is 361 859 km (224 849 mi) away from Earth. It is 649 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 497 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

7 days 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 5 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

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 12 September 2047 at 11:14 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.055°. Next 3 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 12 days

After 12 days on 3 October 2047 at 23:42 in ♈ Aries, 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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