Gibbous ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 8 February 2047 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 3 February 2047 at 03:09.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1875" and ∠1945".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2047 after 2 days on 10 February 2047 at 14:40.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 582 of Meeus index or 1535 from Brown series.
Length of current 582 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 42 minutes. It is 36 minutes shorter than next lunation 583 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 58 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 5 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠96.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠133°. 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°).
7 days after point of apogee on 1 February 2047 at 06:34 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 13 February 2047 at 00:46 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 382 359 km (237 587 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 892 km (226 112 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♋ Cancer at 17:13 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 21 February 2047 at 11:46 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 6 February 2047 at 02:09 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.040°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.990° in the next southern standstill on 18 February 2047 at 21:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 days on 10 February 2047 at 14:40 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.