Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 1 April 2047 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2047 | April 2047

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 29% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 29% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 26 March 2047 at 11:44.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1805"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1805" and ∠1920".

Pink Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2047 after 8 days on 10 April 2047 at 10:35.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 3 April 2047 at 15:11
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 10 April 2047 at 10:35
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 17 April 2047 at 03:30
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 25 April 2047 at 04:40

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 584 / 1537

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 584 of Meeus index or 1537 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.71 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 56 minutes. It is 1 hour and 8 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 12 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 51 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠161.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠161.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠185.7°.

Moon after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 28 March 2047 at 11:07 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 10 April 2047 at 16:08 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 397 105 km

The Moon is 397 105 km (246 750 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 789 km (221 698 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 20 March 2047 at 13:43 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 4 April 2047 at 05:01 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon at northern standstill

At 17:57 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠25.632°. Over the next 12 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-25.536° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 14 April 2047 at 10:31.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 10 April 2047 at 10:35 in ♎ Libra the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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