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Moon phase on 20 May 2027 Thursday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2027 | May 2027

Full Moon phase
Full Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 15 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 20 May 2027 at 10:59 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon is entering ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1816"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1816" and ∠1896".

It is Flower Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Flower of May 2027.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 28 May 2027 at 13:58
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 4 June 2027 at 19:40
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 11 June 2027 at 10:56
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 19 June 2027 at 00:44

Spring tide

There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunation 338 / 1291

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle 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 before apogee

10 days after point of perigee on 9 May 2027 at 20:07 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 25 May 2027 at 15:13 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 394 775 km

Moon is 394 775 km (245 302 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 801 km (251 532 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 12 May 2027 at 17:03 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 26 May 2027 at 15:22 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

20 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

11 days after previous North standstill on 9 May 2027 at 01:45 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.225°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.162° in the next southern standstill on 22 May 2027 at 08:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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