Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 14 August 2027 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2027 | August 2027

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

Waxing Gibbous 93% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 93% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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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 9 August 2027 at 04:54.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1771"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1894".

Sturgeon Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2027 after 2 days on 17 August 2027 at 07:29.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 341 / 1294

The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 341 of Meeus index or 1294 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.32 days

Length of current 341 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 36 minutes. It is 1 hour and 19 minutes shorter than next lunation 342 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 8 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 1 minute longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠2.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠2.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠18.2°. 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 before apogee

12 days after point of perigee on 2 August 2027 at 06:28 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 15 August 2027 at 14:23 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 404 670 km

Moon is 404 670 km (251 450 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 086 km (252 330 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 2 August 2027 at 12:33 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 August 2027 at 05:51 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 12 August 2027 at 02:05 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.209°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.172° in the next northern standstill on 26 August 2027 at 14:14 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 17 August 2027 at 07:29 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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