Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 12 August 2047 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2047 | August 2047

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 62% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 62% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 5 August 2047 at 20:38.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1894".

Sturgeon Moon before 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2047 after 22 days on 4 September 2047 at 08:54.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 588 / 1541

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 588 of Meeus index or 1541 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.44 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 27 minutes. It is 1 hour and 12 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 17 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 52 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠274.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠274.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠306.1°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 22:38. It is 13 days after previous perigee on 30 July 2047 at 09:01 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next perigee on 24 August 2047 at 23:21 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 404 274 km

This apogee Moon is 404 274 km (251 204 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest apogee of 2047. It is 1 134 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 223 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

8 days after ascending node on 3 August 2047 at 19:59 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 18 August 2047 at 04:37 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

8 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days since the previous standstill on 1 August 2047 at 22:27 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.317°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.256° at the point of next northern standstill on 16 August 2047 at 02:57 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 21 August 2047 at 09:16 in ♌ Leo the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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