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Moon phase on 29 March 2027 Monday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2027 | March 2027

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 55% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 55% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 30 March 2027 at 00:54 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1774"

Lunar disc appears visually 8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1922".

Pink Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2027 after 22 days on 20 April 2027 at 22:27.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 30 March 2027 at 00:54
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 6 April 2027 at 23:51
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 13 April 2027 at 22:57
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 20 April 2027 at 22:27

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 336 / 1289

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 336 of Meeus index or 1289 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.6 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 22 minutes. It is 3 hours and 15 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 38 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 25 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠242.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠242.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠278.5°.

Moon before perigee

10 days after point of perigee on 19 March 2027 at 04:31 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 31 March 2027 at 01:33 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 404 154 km

The Moon is 404 154 km (251 130 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 331 km (251 240 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after descending node on 19 March 2027 at 13:05 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 2 April 2027 at 10:17 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

23 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 28 March 2027 at 17:43 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.526°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.412° at the point of next northern standstill on 11 April 2027 at 19:29 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 6 April 2027 at 23:51 in ♈ Aries the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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