Moon* ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 18 September 2047 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 12 September 2047 at 11:18.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1913" and ∠1910".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2047 after 15 days on 3 October 2047 at 23:42.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
8 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 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 September 2047 at 15:28 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 374 731 km (232 847 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 859 km (224 849 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 14 September 2047 at 10:02 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 September 2047 at 01:32 in ♑ Capricorn.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 12 September 2047 at 11:14 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.055°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.945° in the next southern standstill on 25 September 2047 at 10:00 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day 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.