Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 11 December 2047 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2047 | December 2047

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

Waning Crescent 37% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 37% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 10 December 2047 at 08:29.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon is entering ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1937"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1937" and ∠1949".

Wolf Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2048 after 20 days on 1 January 2048 at 06:57.

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 592 / 1545

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 592 of Meeus index or 1545 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.44 days

Length of current 592 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 39 minutes. It is 1 hour and 15 minutes shorter than next lunation 593 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 5 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 4 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠2.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠2.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠18.2°. 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 before perigee

10 days after point of apogee on 30 November 2047 at 16:36 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 December 2047 at 21:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 370 039 km

Moon is 370 039 km (229 932 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 891 km (223 005 mi).

Moon before ascending node

6 days after its descending node on 4 December 2047 at 17:15 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 December 2047 at 18:40 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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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

8 days after previous North standstill on 3 December 2047 at 05:15 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.550°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.562° in the next southern standstill on 16 December 2047 at 13:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 16 December 2047 at 23:38 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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