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Moon phase on 16 August 2027 Monday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2027 | August 2027

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

Full Moon 99% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99%. The 14 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 17 August 2027 at 07:29 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 in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1895".

It is Sturgeon Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Sturgeon of August 2027.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 341 / 1294

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 15 August 2027 at 14:23 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 August 2027 at 15:36 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 405 296 km

Moon is 405 296 km (251 839 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 208 km (223 202 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 05:51 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 29 August 2027 at 23:01 in ♌ Leo.

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New draconic month

At 05:51 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 12 August 2027 at 02:05 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.209°. Next 10 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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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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