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Moon phase on 31 December 2047 Tuesday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2047 | December 2047

Full Moon phase
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Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 99% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99%. The 14 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 1 January 2048 at 06:57 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon is entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1786"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1786" and ∠1951".

It is Cold Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Cold of December 2047.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunation 593 / 1546

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle 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 apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 28 December 2047 at 02:49 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 13 January 2048 at 03:53 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 401 418 km

Moon is 401 418 km (249 430 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 708 km (225 998 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♋ Cancer at 23:38 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 14 January 2048 at 05:27 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 30 December 2047 at 11:40 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.565°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.561° in the next southern standstill on 13 January 2048 at 00:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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