Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 4 December 2027 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2027 | December 2027

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

Waxing Crescent 34% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 34% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 28 November 2027 at 03:24.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1947".

Cold Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2027 after 9 days on 13 December 2027 at 16:09.

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 345 / 1298

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 345 of Meeus index or 1298 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.7 days

Length of current 345 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 48 minutes. It is 2 hours and 12 minutes shorter than next lunation 346 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 4 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 59 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠96°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠96°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠132.4°. 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 08:42, this is 15 days after last perigee on 19 November 2027 at 00:10 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 16 December 2027 at 02:21 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 404 663 km

This apogee Moon is 404 663 km (251 446 mi) away from Earth. It is 745 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 046 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 2 December 2027 at 19:38 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 16 December 2027 at 12:21 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 29 November 2027 at 09:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.574°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.569° in the next northern standstill on 13 December 2027 at 16:06 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 13 December 2027 at 16:09 in ♊ Gemini, 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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