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Moon phase on 26 September 2047 Thursday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2047 | September 2047

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

First Quarter 51% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 51% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 26 September 2047 at 09:29 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1938"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1938" and ∠1914".

Hunter Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2047 after 7 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 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 21 September 2047 at 15:28 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 October 2047 at 08:53 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 369 940 km

Moon is 369 940 km (229 870 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 929 km (252 233 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 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 day, 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

26 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 southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 25 September 2047 at 10:00 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.945°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.802° in the next northern standstill on 9 October 2047 at 18:12 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 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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