Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 19 April 2027 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2027 | April 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 ♎ Libra.

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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 13 April 2027 at 22:57.

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 ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1893"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1893" and ∠1910".

Pink Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2027 after 1 day on 20 April 2027 at 22:27.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 13 May 2027 at 04:44

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 337 / 1290

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 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 after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 14 April 2027 at 00:41 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 April 2027 at 21:21 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 378 645 km

Moon is 378 645 km (235 279 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 170 km (251 140 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 15 April 2027 at 16:31 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 29 April 2027 at 13:24 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

7 days after previous North standstill on 11 April 2027 at 19:29 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.412°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.312° in the next southern standstill on 25 April 2027 at 01:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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