Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 27 April 2027 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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

Waning Gibbous 63% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 63% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 20 April 2027 at 22:27.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1906".

Pink Moon before 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2027 after 22 days on 20 May 2027 at 10:59.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 20 May 2027 at 10:59

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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 21:21, this is 13 days after last perigee on 14 April 2027 at 00:41 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 9 May 2027 at 20:07 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 404 170 km

This apogee Moon is 404 170 km (251 140 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest apogee of 2027. It is 1 238 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 119 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

11 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 2 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

25 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 after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 25 April 2027 at 01:45 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.312°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.225° in the next northern standstill on 9 May 2027 at 01:45 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 6 May 2027 at 10:58 in ♉ Taurus, 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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