Moon* ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 24 April 2047 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1907".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2047 after 15 days on 9 May 2047 at 18:24.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 11:44 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 584 of Meeus index or 1537 from Brown series.
29 days, 16 hours and 56 minutes is the length of new lunation 584. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 13:11, this is 13 days after last perigee on 10 April 2047 at 16:08 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 9 May 2047 at 02:43 in ♏ Scorpio.
This apogee Moon is 406 676 km (252 697 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2047. It is 1 268 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 33 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
7 days after its ascending node on 16 April 2047 at 14:32 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 1 May 2047 at 06:05 in ♋ Cancer.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 14 April 2047 at 10:31 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.536°. Next 4 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.