Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 August 2047 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2047 | August 2047

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

Waning Crescent 17% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 17% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 13 August 2047 at 17:34.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1813"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1813" and ∠1895".

Harvest Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2047 after 17 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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 12 August 2047 at 22:38 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 24 August 2047 at 23:21 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 395 359 km

The Moon is 395 359 km (245 665 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 969 km (228 024 mi).

Moon before descending node

13 days after ascending node on 3 August 2047 at 19:59 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, 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

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

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 16 August 2047 at 02:57 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.256°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.179° at the point of next southern standstill on 29 August 2047 at 04:16 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 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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