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Moon phase on 25 October 2047 Friday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2047 | October 2047

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

First Quarter 47% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 47% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 25 October 2047 at 19:13 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 leaving the last ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1906"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1906" and ∠1930".

Beaver Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2047 after 8 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 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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

5 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 9 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 375 985 km

Moon is 375 985 km (233 626 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 422 km (252 539 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 24 October 2047 at 02:50 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 7 November 2047 at 13:43 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 22 October 2047 at 17:18 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.711°. Next 11 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 8 days

After 8 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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