Moon* ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 23 February 2047 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 17 February 2047 at 06:42.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1821" and ∠1939".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2047 after 16 days on 12 March 2047 at 01:37.
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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
10 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 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 March 2047 at 00:38 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 393 684 km (244 624 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 695 km (252 087 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 21 February 2047 at 11:46 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 March 2047 at 01:12 in ♋ Cancer.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 18 February 2047 at 21:07 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.990°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.881° in the next northern standstill on 5 March 2047 at 11:00 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day 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.