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Moon phase on 12 September 2047 Thursday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 50% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 12 September 2047 at 11:18 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1787" and ∠1907".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2047 after 21 days on 3 October 2047 at 23:42.
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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 9 September 2047 at 17:06 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 September 2047 at 15:28 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 401 052 km (249 202 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 859 km (224 849 mi).
12 days after its ascending node on 31 August 2047 at 00:29 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 September 2047 at 10:02 in ♋ Cancer.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 11:14 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠25.055°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-24.945° in its southern standstill point on 25 September 2047 at 10:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 7 days on 19 September 2047 at 18:31 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.