Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 3 February 2027 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 29 January 2027 at 10:55.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2027 after 17 days on 20 February 2027 at 23:23.
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.
The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee on this date at 13:31, this is 12 days after last perigee on 21 January 2027 at 21:49 in ♋ Cancer. 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 19 February 2027 at 07:30 in ♌ Leo.
This apogee Moon is 406 189 km (252 394 mi) away from Earth. It is 781 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 520 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
10 days after its descending node on 23 January 2027 at 17:26 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 February 2027 at 21:44 in ♒ Aquarius.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 2 February 2027 at 02:38 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.706°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.710° in the next northern standstill on 16 February 2027 at 07:59 in ♊ Gemini.
After 3 days on 6 February 2027 at 15:56 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.