Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 24 August 2047 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 21 August 2047 at 09:16.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1898".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2047 after 10 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 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.
Length of current 589 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 15 minutes. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 23:21, this is 12 days after last apogee on 12 August 2047 at 22:38 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 9 September 2047 at 17:06 in ♉ Taurus.
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 farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
6 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 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 31 August 2047 at 00:29 in ♑ Capricorn.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous North standstill on 16 August 2047 at 02:57 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.256°. Next 4 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.
After 10 days on 4 September 2047 at 08:54 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.