Gibbous ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 12 January 2047 Saturday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1889" and ∠1951".
The Full Moon this days is the Wolf of January 2047.
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.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 581 of Meeus index or 1534 from Brown series.
Length of current 581 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 5 minutes. It is 1 hour and 37 minutes shorter than next lunation 582 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 21 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 42 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠60.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠96.2°. 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°).
8 days after point of apogee on 4 January 2047 at 09:26 in ♈ Aries. 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 16 January 2047 at 21:10 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 379 427 km (235 765 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 325 km (229 488 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♋ Cancer at 07:29 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 25 January 2047 at 05:56 in ♑ Capricorn.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 9 January 2047 at 16:36 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.065°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.072° in the next southern standstill on 22 January 2047 at 15:26 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.