Quarter* ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 16 April 2047 Tuesday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 57% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 17 April 2047 at 03:30 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1888" and ∠1912".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2047 after 23 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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
5 days 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 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 24 April 2047 at 13:11 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 379 713 km (235 943 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 676 km (252 697 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 14:32 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 1 May 2047 at 06:05 in ♋ Cancer.
At 14:32 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
2 days after previous South standstill on 14 April 2047 at 10:31 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.536°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.418° in the next northern standstill on 28 April 2047 at 23:17 in ♊ Gemini.
After 8 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.