Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 12 September 2027 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2027 | September 2027

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

Waxing Gibbous 89% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 89% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 7 September 2027 at 18:31.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1907".

Harvest Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2027 after 3 days on 15 September 2027 at 23:04.

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 342 / 1295

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 342 of Meeus index or 1295 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.37 days

Length of current 342 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 55 minutes. It is 2 hours and 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 343 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 49 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 20 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠18.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠18.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠36.7°. 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 11 September 2027 at 23:39 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 15 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 27 September 2027 at 20:12 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 405 491 km

Moon is 405 491 km (251 960 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 15 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 455 km (225 840 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 11:26 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 26 September 2027 at 06:04 in ♌ Leo.

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New draconic month

At 11:26 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 8 September 2027 at 08:57 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.122°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.015° in the next northern standstill on 22 September 2027 at 20:33 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 15 September 2027 at 23:04 in ♓ Pisces, 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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