Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 3 August 2047 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 29 July 2047 at 22:03.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1918" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2047 after 2 days on 5 August 2047 at 20:38.
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.
The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 30 July 2047 at 09:01 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 August 2047 at 22:38 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 373 641 km (232 170 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 274 km (251 204 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 19:59 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 18 August 2047 at 04:37 in ♋ Cancer.
At 19:59 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
1 day after previous South standstill on 1 August 2047 at 22:27 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.317°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.256° in the next northern standstill on 16 August 2047 at 02:57 in ♊ Gemini.
After 2 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.