Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 16 October 2047 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 12 October 2047 at 04:22.
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 ∠16° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1921" and ∠1925".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2047 after 17 days on 2 November 2047 at 16:58.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 590 of Meeus index or 1543 from Brown series.
Length of current 590 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 57 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2047. It is 34 minutes shorter than next lunation 591 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 22 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠329.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠346.8°. 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 7 October 2047 at 08:53 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 19 October 2047 at 21:58 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 373 108 km (231 839 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 956 km (222 424 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 11 October 2047 at 12:21 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 October 2047 at 02:50 in ♑ Capricorn.
19 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 9 October 2047 at 18:12 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.802°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.711° in the next southern standstill on 22 October 2047 at 17:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 days on 19 October 2047 at 03:28 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.