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Moon phase on 11 July 2027 Sunday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2027 | July 2027

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 58% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 58% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 10 July 2027 at 18:39 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♏ Scorpio later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1880"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1880" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2027 after 7 days on 18 July 2027 at 15:45.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 18 July 2027 at 15:45
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 26 July 2027 at 16:55
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 2 August 2027 at 10:05
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 9 August 2027 at 04:54

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 340 / 1293

The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 340 of Meeus index or 1293 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.29 days

Length of current 340 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 3 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2027. It is 33 minutes shorter than next lunation 341 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 41 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 28 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠347.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠347.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠2.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon after perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 4 July 2027 at 20:55 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 19 July 2027 at 11:52 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 381 339 km

Moon is 381 339 km (236 953 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 217 km (252 412 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 6 July 2027 at 02:14 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 July 2027 at 23:33 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

18 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

8 days after previous North standstill on 2 July 2027 at 19:52 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.165°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.184° in the next southern standstill on 15 July 2027 at 20:16 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 18 July 2027 at 15:45 in ♑ Capricorn, 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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