Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 12 April 2047 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 10 April 2047 at 10:35.
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.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1914".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2047 after 27 days on 9 May 2047 at 18:24.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 584 of Meeus index or 1537 from Brown series.
Length of current 584 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 56 minutes. It is 1 hour and 8 minutes longer than next lunation 585 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 12 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 51 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠161.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠185.7°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
1 day after point of perigee on 10 April 2047 at 16:08 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 24 April 2047 at 13:11 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 364 890 km (226 732 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 676 km (252 697 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 4 April 2047 at 05:01 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 16 April 2047 at 14:32 in ♑ Capricorn.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 1 April 2047 at 17:57 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.632°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.536° in the next southern standstill on 14 April 2047 at 10:31 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 12 days on 25 April 2047 at 04:40 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.