Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 September 2027 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2027 | September 2027

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

Waning Crescent 4% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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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 23 September 2027 at 10:20.

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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1958"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1958" and ∠1915".

Hunter Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2027 after 17 days on 15 October 2027 at 13:47.

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 342 / 1295

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 27 September 2027 at 20:12 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 9 October 2027 at 15:47 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 366 159 km

Moon is 366 159 km (227 521 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 531 km (251 364 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 26 September 2027 at 06:04 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 October 2027 at 14:58 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

16 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

5 days after previous North standstill on 22 September 2027 at 20:33 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.015°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.921° in the next southern standstill on 5 October 2027 at 16:53 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 30 September 2027 at 02:36 in ♎ Libra, 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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