Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 13 February 2047 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 10 February 2047 at 14:40.
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 first ∠4° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2047 after 26 days on 12 March 2047 at 01:37.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 00:46, this is 11 days after last apogee on 1 February 2047 at 06:34 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 March 2047 at 00:38 in ♉ Taurus.
This perigee Moon is 363 892 km (226 112 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 384 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 6 464 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
4 days after its descending node on 8 February 2047 at 17:13 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 February 2047 at 11:46 in ♑ Capricorn.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 6 February 2047 at 02:09 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.040°. Next 5 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 11 days on 24 February 2047 at 18:26 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.