Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 21 January 2027 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2027 | January 2027

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

Waxing Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 15 January 2027 at 20:34.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1950".

Wolf Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2027 after 1 day 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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 21:49, this is 14 days after last apogee on 7 January 2027 at 08:10 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 3 February 2027 at 13:31 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 357 285 km

This perigee Moon is 357 285 km (222 007 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2027. It is 5 223 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 860 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

10 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 2 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

10 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 after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 19 January 2027 at 23:16 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.682°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.706° in the next southern standstill on 2 February 2027 at 02:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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