Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 4 December 2047 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 2 December 2047 at 11:55.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1792" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2048 after 27 days on 1 January 2048 at 06:57.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 apogee on 30 November 2047 at 16:36 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 December 2047 at 21:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 399 994 km (248 545 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 891 km (223 005 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♋ Cancer at 17:15 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 17 December 2047 at 18:40 in ♐ Sagittarius.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 3 December 2047 at 05:15 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.550°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.562° in the next southern standstill on 16 December 2047 at 13:59 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 12 days on 16 December 2047 at 23:38 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.