Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 28 February 2027 Sunday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2027 | February 2027

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 47% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 47% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 28 February 2027 at 05:16 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1787"

Lunar disc appears visually 8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1787" and ∠1937".

Worm Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2027 after 21 days on 22 March 2027 at 10:44.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 8 March 2027 at 09:29
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 15 March 2027 at 16:25
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 22 March 2027 at 10:44
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 30 March 2027 at 00:54

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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 before apogee

9 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 2 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 401 065 km

Moon is 401 065 km (249 210 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 221 km (251 793 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 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 5 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

21 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

12 days after previous North standstill on 16 February 2027 at 07:59 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.710°. Next day 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 7 days

After 7 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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