Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 August 2047 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2047 | August 2047

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

Waxing Crescent 13% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 13% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 21 August 2047 at 09:16.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1960"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1898".

Harvest Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2047 after 10 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 589 / 1542

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 589 of Meeus index or 1542 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.39 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 15 minutes. It is 18 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 3 hours and 29 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 40 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠306.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠306.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠329.2°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 23:21. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 12 August 2047 at 22:38 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 16 days, until point of next apogee on 9 September 2047 at 17:06 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 366 969 km

This perigee Moon is 366 969 km (228 024 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 461 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 3 387 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

6 days after descending node on 18 August 2047 at 04:37 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 31 August 2047 at 00:29 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days 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 4 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 10 days

In 10 days on 4 September 2047 at 08:54 in ♓ Pisces the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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