Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 16 January 2047 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 12 January 2047 at 01:21.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2047 after 25 days on 10 February 2047 at 14:40.
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.
The Moon is 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 21:10, this is 12 days after last apogee on 4 January 2047 at 09:26 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 1 February 2047 at 06:34 in ♈ Aries.
This perigee Moon is 369 325 km (229 488 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 817 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 031 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
4 days after its descending node on 12 January 2047 at 07:29 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 January 2047 at 05:56 in ♑ Capricorn.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 9 January 2047 at 16:36 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.065°. Next 6 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.
After 9 days on 26 January 2047 at 01:44 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.