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Moon phase on 18 January 2047 Friday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 55% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 18 January 2047 at 22:32 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2047 after 23 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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 16 January 2047 at 21:10 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 February 2047 at 06:34 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 363 355 km (225 778 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 793 km (251 527 mi).
6 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 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 January 2047 at 05:56 in ♑ Capricorn.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 9 January 2047 at 16:36 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.065°. Next 4 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 7 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.