Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 December 2047 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2047 | December 2047

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

Waxing Crescent 25% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 25% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 16 December 2047 at 23:38.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♓ Pisces later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1864"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1864" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2048 after 10 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 593 / 1546

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 593 of Meeus index or 1546 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.5 days

Length of current 593 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 54 minutes. It is 1 hour and 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 594 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 50 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 19 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠18.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠18.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠37.7°. 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 15 December 2047 at 21:51 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 December 2047 at 02:49 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 384 528 km

Moon is 384 528 km (238 935 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 621 km (252 041 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 17 December 2047 at 18:40 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 31 December 2047 at 23:38 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 16 December 2047 at 13:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.562°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.565° in the next northern standstill on 30 December 2047 at 11:40 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 1 January 2048 at 06:57 in ♋ Cancer, 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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