Quarter* ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 12 August 2047 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 5 August 2047 at 20:38.
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 is passing about ∠6° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2047 after 22 days on 4 September 2047 at 08:54.
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 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.
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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 22:38, this is 13 days after last perigee on 30 July 2047 at 09:01 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 24 August 2047 at 23:21 in ♎ Libra.
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 farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 223 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
8 days after its ascending node on 3 August 2047 at 19:59 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 August 2047 at 04:37 in ♋ Cancer.
8 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 1 August 2047 at 22:27 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.317°. Next 3 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 8 days on 21 August 2047 at 09:16 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.