Moon* ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 15 December 2047 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 10 December 2047 at 08:29.
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 first ∠3° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2048 after 16 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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 21:51, this is 15 days after last apogee on 30 November 2047 at 16:36 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 28 December 2047 at 02:49 in ♉ Taurus.
This perigee Moon is 358 891 km (223 005 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 617 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 465 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
10 days after its descending node on 4 December 2047 at 17:15 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 December 2047 at 18:40 in ♐ Sagittarius.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 3 December 2047 at 05:15 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.550°. Next day 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 1 day 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.