Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 20 March 2047 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 18 March 2047 at 16:11.
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 ∠22° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1875" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2047 after 20 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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
7 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 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 March 2047 at 11:07 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 382 293 km (237 546 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 463 km (252 564 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 13:43 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 4 April 2047 at 05:01 in ♋ Cancer.
At 13:43 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
2 days after previous South standstill on 18 March 2047 at 02:57 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.782°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.632° in the next northern standstill on 1 April 2047 at 17:57 in ♊ Gemini.
After 5 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.