Moon* ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 16 November 2047 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 10 November 2047 at 19:39.
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 ∠9° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1941".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2047 after 15 days on 2 December 2047 at 11:55.
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 591 of Meeus index or 1544 from Brown series.
Length of current 591 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 31 minutes. It is 1 hour and 8 minutes shorter than next lunation 592 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 13 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 56 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠346.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠2.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
12 days after point of apogee on 3 November 2047 at 16:20 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 November 2047 at 09:53 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 363 689 km (225 986 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 788 km (221 698 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 7 November 2047 at 13:43 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 November 2047 at 08:31 in ♑ Capricorn.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 5 November 2047 at 23:50 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.612°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.580° in the next southern standstill on 19 November 2047 at 02:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day on 17 November 2047 at 12:59 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.