Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 20 November 2047 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 17 November 2047 at 12:59.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1940" and ∠1942".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2047 after 11 days on 2 December 2047 at 11:55.
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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 592 of Meeus index or 1545 from Brown series.
Length of current 592 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 39 minutes. It is 1 hour and 15 minutes shorter than next lunation 593 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 5 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 4 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠2.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠18.2°. 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 17 November 2047 at 09:53 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 30 November 2047 at 16:36 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 369 396 km (229 532 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 295 km (252 460 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 08:31 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 4 December 2047 at 17:15 in ♋ Cancer.
At 08:31 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
1 day after previous South standstill on 19 November 2047 at 02:58 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.580°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.550° in the next northern standstill on 3 December 2047 at 05:15 in ♊ Gemini.
After 11 days on 2 December 2047 at 11:55 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.