Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 13 January 2027 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2027 | January 2027

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 27% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 27% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 7 January 2027 at 20:24.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1837"

Lunar disc appears visually 6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1837" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2027 after 9 days on 22 January 2027 at 12:17.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 334 / 1287

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 334 of Meeus index or 1287 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.81 days

Length of current 334 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 32 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2027. It is 1 hour and 59 minutes longer than next lunation 335 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 48 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 15 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠184.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠184.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠210.4°. 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°).

Moon after apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 7 January 2027 at 08:10 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 January 2027 at 21:49 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 390 086 km

Moon is 390 086 km (242 388 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 285 km (222 007 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 10 January 2027 at 15:58 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 23 January 2027 at 17:26 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 5 January 2027 at 20:46 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.636°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.682° in the next northern standstill on 19 January 2027 at 23:16 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 22 January 2027 at 12:17 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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