Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 24 February 2027 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Libra.

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

Waning Gibbous 84% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 84% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 20 February 2027 at 23:23.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1865"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1865" and ∠1939".

Snow Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2027 after 25 days on 22 March 2027 at 10:44.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 335 / 1288

The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 335 of Meeus index or 1288 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.73 days

Length of current 335 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 33 minutes. It is 3 hours and 11 minutes longer than next lunation 336 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 49 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 14 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠210.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠210.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠242.4°. 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 perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 19 February 2027 at 07:30 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 3 March 2027 at 05:41 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 384 382 km

Moon is 384 382 km (238 844 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 221 km (251 793 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 20 February 2027 at 04:40 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 March 2027 at 04:41 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days after previous North standstill on 16 February 2027 at 07:59 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.710°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.684° in the next southern standstill on 1 March 2027 at 09:41 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 8 March 2027 at 09:29 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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