Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 May 2027 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2027 | May 2027

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

Waxing Crescent 12% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 12% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 6 May 2027 at 10:58.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1961"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1900".

Flower Moon after 10 days

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

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 13 May 2027 at 04:44
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 20 May 2027 at 10:59
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 28 May 2027 at 13:58
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 4 June 2027 at 19:40

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 338 / 1291

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 338 of Meeus index or 1291 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.36 days

Length of current 338 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 42 minutes. It is 1 hour and 20 minutes longer than next lunation 339 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 2 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 7 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠308.6°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠308.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠330.4°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 20:07, this is 11 days after last apogee on 27 April 2027 at 21:21 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 25 May 2027 at 15:13 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 366 635 km

This perigee Moon is 366 635 km (227 816 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 127 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 3 721 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

9 days after its ascending node on 29 April 2027 at 13:24 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 May 2027 at 17:03 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

9 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 in northern standstill

At 01:45 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠27.225°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-27.162° in its southern standstill point on 22 May 2027 at 08:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 20 May 2027 at 10:59 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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