Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 30 August 2027 Monday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2027 | August 2027

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

Waning Crescent 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 25 August 2027 at 02:27.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1901".

Harvest Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2027 after 16 days on 15 September 2027 at 23:04.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 341 / 1294

The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 15:36, this is 15 days after last apogee on 15 August 2027 at 14:23 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 11 September 2027 at 23:39 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 359 208 km

This perigee Moon is 359 208 km (223 202 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 300 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 148 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 29 August 2027 at 23:01 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 September 2027 at 11:26 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

14 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 northern standstill

3 days after previous North standstill on 26 August 2027 at 14:14 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.172°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.122° in the next southern standstill on 8 September 2027 at 08:57 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 31 August 2027 at 17:41 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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