Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 31 March 2027 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 30 March 2027 at 00:54.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1920".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2027 after 20 days on 20 April 2027 at 22:27.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 336 of Meeus index or 1289 from Brown series.
Length of current 336 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 22 minutes. It is 3 hours and 15 minutes longer than next lunation 337 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 38 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 25 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠242.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠278.5°. 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 01:33, this is 11 days after last perigee on 19 March 2027 at 04:31 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 14 April 2027 at 00:41 in ♌ Leo.
This apogee Moon is 404 331 km (251 240 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 077 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 378 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
11 days after its descending node on 19 March 2027 at 13:05 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 April 2027 at 10:17 in ♒ Aquarius.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 28 March 2027 at 17:43 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.526°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.412° in the next northern standstill on 11 April 2027 at 19:29 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 6 April 2027 at 23:51 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.