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Moon phase on 21 August 2047 Wednesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1903" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2047 after 13 days on 4 September 2047 at 08:54.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 09:16 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 589 of Meeus index or 1542 from Brown series.
29 days, 9 hours and 15 minutes is the length of new lunation 589. It is 18 minutes longer than next lunation 590 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 29 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 40 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠306.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠329.2°. 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 12 August 2047 at 22:38 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 24 August 2047 at 23:21 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 376 614 km (234 017 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 969 km (228 024 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 18 August 2047 at 04:37 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 31 August 2047 at 00:29 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.
5 days after previous North standstill on 16 August 2047 at 02:57 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.256°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.179° in the next southern standstill on 29 August 2047 at 04:16 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.