Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 April 2027 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2027 | April 2027

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

Waxing Crescent 7% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 7% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 6 April 2027 at 23:51.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1918"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1918" and ∠1915".

Pink Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2027 after 11 days on 20 April 2027 at 22:27.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 13 April 2027 at 22:57
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 20 April 2027 at 22:27
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 28 April 2027 at 20:18
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 6 May 2027 at 10:58

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 337 / 1290

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 337 of Meeus index or 1290 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

Length of current 337 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 7 minutes. It is 2 hours and 25 minutes longer than next lunation 338 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 37 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 32 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠278.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠278.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠308.6°. 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

9 days after point of apogee on 31 March 2027 at 01:33 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 April 2027 at 00:41 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 373 790 km

Moon is 373 790 km (232 262 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 370 001 km (229 908 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after its ascending node on 2 April 2027 at 10:17 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 April 2027 at 16:31 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

7 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

11 days after previous South standstill on 28 March 2027 at 17:43 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.526°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.412° in the next northern standstill on 11 April 2027 at 19:29 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 20 April 2027 at 22:27 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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