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Moon phase on 12 October 2047 Saturday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2047 | October 2047

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

Last Quarter 47% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 47% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 12 October 2047 at 04:22 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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1828"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1828" and ∠1923".

Beaver Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2047 after 21 days on 2 November 2047 at 16:58.

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

5 days after point of apogee on 7 October 2047 at 08:53 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 October 2047 at 21:58 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 392 090 km

Moon is 392 090 km (243 633 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 956 km (222 424 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 11 October 2047 at 12:21 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 24 October 2047 at 02:50 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

2 days after previous North standstill on 9 October 2047 at 18:12 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.802°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.711° in the next southern standstill on 22 October 2047 at 17:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 19 October 2047 at 03:28 in ♎ Libra, 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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