Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 9 October 2027 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2027 | October 2027

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

Waxing Gibbous 69% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 69% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 7 October 2027 at 11:47.

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 ∠8° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1921".

Hunter Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2027 after 6 days on 15 October 2027 at 13:47.

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 343 / 1296

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 343 of Meeus index or 1296 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

Length of current 343 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 48 minutes shorter than next lunation 344 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 44 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 25 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠36.7°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠36.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠61.7°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 15:47, this is 11 days after last perigee on 27 September 2027 at 20:12 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 25 October 2027 at 05:36 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 404 531 km

This apogee Moon is 404 531 km (251 364 mi) away from Earth. It is 877 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 178 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 14:58 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 23 October 2027 at 08:15 in ♌ Leo.

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New draconic month

At 14:58 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after southern standstill

3 days after previous South standstill on 5 October 2027 at 16:53 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.921°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.793° in the next northern standstill on 20 October 2027 at 01:41 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 15 October 2027 at 13:47 in ♈ Aries, 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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