Quarter* ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 16 February 2047 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 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 about ∠18° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1942".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2047 after 23 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 21 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 13 February 2047 at 00:46 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 March 2047 at 00:38 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 365 187 km (226 917 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 695 km (252 087 mi).
7 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 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 February 2047 at 11:46 in ♑ Capricorn.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 6 February 2047 at 02:09 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.040°. Next 2 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 8 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.