Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 16 March 2047 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days 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.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1957" and ∠1929".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2047 after 24 days on 10 April 2047 at 10:35.
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 19 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 13 March 2047 at 05:32 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 March 2047 at 11:07 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 366 248 km (227 576 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 463 km (252 564 mi).
8 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 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 March 2047 at 13:43 in ♑ Capricorn.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 5 March 2047 at 11:00 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.881°. Next day 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 9 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.