Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 April 2027 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2027 | April 2027

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 34% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 34% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 6 April 2027 at 23:51.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon is entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1966"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1914".

Pink Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2027 after 8 days on 20 April 2027 at 22:27.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 13 April 2027 at 22:57
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 20 April 2027 at 22:27
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 28 April 2027 at 20:18
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 6 May 2027 at 10:58

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 337 / 1290

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 337 of Meeus index or 1290 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 7 minutes. It is 2 hours and 25 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 37 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 32 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠278.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠278.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠308.6°.

Moon before apogee

12 days after point of apogee on 31 March 2027 at 01:33 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 14 April 2027 at 00:41 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 364 525 km

The Moon is 364 525 km (226 505 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 370 001 km (229 908 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after ascending node on 2 April 2027 at 10:17 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 15 April 2027 at 16:31 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 11 April 2027 at 19:29 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.412°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.312° at the point of next southern standstill on 25 April 2027 at 01:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 20 April 2027 at 22:27 in ♎ Libra the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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