Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 October 2027 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2027 | October 2027

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

Waning Crescent 41% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 41% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 22 October 2027 at 17:29.

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 ∠10° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1929".

Beaver Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2027 after 21 days on 14 November 2027 at 03:26.

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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before perigee

13 days after point of apogee on 9 October 2027 at 15:47 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 25 October 2027 at 05:36 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 363 353 km

Moon is 363 353 km (225 777 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 651 km (229 069 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♌ Leo at 08:15 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 5 November 2027 at 16:54 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

13 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 20 October 2027 at 01:41 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.793°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.700° in the next southern standstill on 2 November 2027 at 01:17 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 29 October 2027 at 13:36 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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