Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 31 August 2047 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 28 August 2047 at 02:49.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1907" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2047 after 3 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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
6 days after point of perigee on 24 August 2047 at 23:21 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 9 September 2047 at 17:06 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 375 923 km (233 588 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 975 km (251 640 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 00:29 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 14 September 2047 at 10:02 in ♋ Cancer.
At 00:29 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
2 days after previous South standstill on 29 August 2047 at 04:16 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.179°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.055° in the next northern standstill on 12 September 2047 at 11:14 in ♊ Gemini.
After 3 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.