Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 17 March 2027 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2027 | March 2027

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

Waxing Gibbous 70% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 70% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 15 March 2027 at 16:25.

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 ∠21° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1928".

Worm Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2027 after 4 days on 22 March 2027 at 10:44.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 22 March 2027 at 10:44
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 30 March 2027 at 00:54
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 6 April 2027 at 23:51
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 13 April 2027 at 22:57

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 336 / 1289

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 336 of Meeus index or 1289 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.6 days

Length of current 336 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 22 minutes. It is 3 hours and 15 minutes longer than next lunation 337 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 38 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 25 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠242.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠242.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠278.5°. 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 perigee

14 days after point of apogee on 3 March 2027 at 05:41 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 19 March 2027 at 04:31 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 363 298 km

Moon is 363 298 km (225 743 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 440 km (227 695 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 6 March 2027 at 04:41 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 19 March 2027 at 13:05 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

11 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 15 March 2027 at 14:15 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.611°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.526° in the next southern standstill on 28 March 2027 at 17:43 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 22 March 2027 at 10:44 in ♎ Libra, 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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