Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 18 March 2047 Monday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 52% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 18 March 2047 at 16:11 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1921" and ∠1927".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2047 after 22 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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
5 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 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 March 2047 at 11:07 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 373 148 km (231 863 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 463 km (252 564 mi).
10 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 March 2047 at 13:43 in ♑ Capricorn.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 02:57 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-25.782°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠25.632° in its northern standstill point on 1 April 2047 at 17:57 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 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.