Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 31 December 2027 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 3 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 12% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 12% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 27 December 2027 at 20:12.

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 ∠20° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2028 after 11 days on 12 January 2028 at 04:03.

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 346 / 1299

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 346 of Meeus index or 1299 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.79 days

Length of current 346 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 1 minute. It is 25 minutes shorter than next lunation 347 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 47 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠132.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠132.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠161.9°. 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 apogee

15 days after point of perigee on 16 December 2027 at 02:21 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 January 2028 at 03:52 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 405 466 km

Moon is 405 466 km (251 945 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 633 km (252 049 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 30 December 2027 at 00:51 in ♒ Aquarius, 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 12 January 2028 at 21:27 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 26 December 2027 at 15:52 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.576°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.604° in the next northern standstill on 10 January 2028 at 02:36 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 12 January 2028 at 04:03 in ♋ Cancer, 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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