Moon* ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 21 January 2027 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 15 January 2027 at 20:34.
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 is passing about ∠17° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2027 after 1 day on 22 January 2027 at 12:17.
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.
The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 334 of Meeus index or 1287 from Brown series.
Length of current 334 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 32 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2027. It is 1 hour and 59 minutes longer than next lunation 335 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 48 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 15 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠184.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠210.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 21:49, this is 14 days after last apogee on 7 January 2027 at 08:10 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 3 February 2027 at 13:31 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 357 285 km (222 007 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2027. It is 5 223 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 860 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
10 days after its ascending node on 10 January 2027 at 15:58 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 23 January 2027 at 17:26 in ♌ Leo.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 19 January 2027 at 23:16 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.682°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.706° in the next southern standstill on 2 February 2027 at 02:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day on 22 January 2027 at 12:17 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.