Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 13 February 2047 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2047 | February 2047

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 89% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 89% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 10 February 2047 at 14:40.

Moonrise and moonset

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 entering ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1968"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1943".

Snow Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2047 after 26 days on 12 March 2047 at 01:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 582 / 1535

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.

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Synodic month length 29.7 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 42 minutes. It is 36 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 58 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 5 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠96.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠96.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠133°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 00:46. It is 11 days after previous apogee on 1 February 2047 at 06:34 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next apogee on 1 March 2047 at 00:38 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 363 892 km

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 further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 8 February 2047 at 17:13 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 21 February 2047 at 11:46 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days since the previous standstill on 6 February 2047 at 02:09 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.040°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.990° at the point of next southern standstill on 18 February 2047 at 21:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 24 February 2047 at 18:26 in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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