Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 21 March 2047 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days 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 ∠5° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1852" and ∠1926".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2047 after 19 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 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°).
8 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 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 March 2047 at 11:07 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 387 059 km (240 507 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 463 km (252 564 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 20 March 2047 at 13:43 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 April 2047 at 05:01 in ♋ Cancer.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 18 March 2047 at 02:57 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.782°. Next 11 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 4 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.