Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 October 2047 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2047 | October 2047

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

Waxing Crescent 36% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 36% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 19 October 2047 at 03:28.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1928"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1928" and ∠1929".

Beaver Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2047 after 9 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 591 / 1544

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 591 of Meeus index or 1544 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

Length of current 591 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 31 minutes. It is 1 hour and 8 minutes shorter than next lunation 592 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 13 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 56 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠346.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠346.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠2.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 19 October 2047 at 21:58 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 3 November 2047 at 16:20 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 371 708 km

Moon is 371 708 km (230 969 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 422 km (252 539 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 02:50 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 7 November 2047 at 13:43 in ♋ Cancer.

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New draconic month

At 02:50 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 22 October 2047 at 17:18 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.711°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.612° in the next northern standstill on 5 November 2047 at 23:50 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 2 November 2047 at 16:58 in ♉ Taurus, 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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