Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 13 March 2047 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 12 March 2047 at 01:37.
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 ∠13° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1930".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2047 after 27 days on 10 April 2047 at 10:35.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 583 of Meeus index or 1536 from Brown series.
Length of current 583 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 18 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2047. It is 22 minutes longer than next lunation 584 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 29 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠133°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠161.9°. 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 05:32, this is 12 days after last apogee on 1 March 2047 at 00:38 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 28 March 2047 at 11:07 in ♈ Aries.
This perigee Moon is 359 039 km (223 096 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 469 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 317 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
5 days after its descending node on 8 March 2047 at 01:12 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 20 March 2047 at 13:43 in ♑ Capricorn.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 5 March 2047 at 11:00 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.881°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.782° in the next southern standstill on 18 March 2047 at 02:57 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 12 days on 26 March 2047 at 11:44 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.