Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 24 July 2047 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 22 July 2047 at 22:49.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1892" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2047 after 12 days on 5 August 2047 at 20:38.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 588 of Meeus index or 1541 from Brown series.
Length of current 588 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 27 minutes. It is 1 hour and 12 minutes longer than next lunation 589 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 17 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 52 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠274.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠306.1°. 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°).
8 days after point of apogee on 16 July 2047 at 03:57 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 July 2047 at 09:01 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 378 830 km (235 394 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 644 km (229 686 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 21 July 2047 at 20:52 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 3 August 2047 at 19:59 in ♑ Capricorn.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 19 July 2047 at 18:19 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.339°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.317° in the next southern standstill on 1 August 2047 at 22:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 12 days on 5 August 2047 at 20:38 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.