Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 17 April 2027 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 13 April 2027 at 22:57.
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 ∠14° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1936" and ∠1911".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2027 after 3 days on 20 April 2027 at 22:27.
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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 337 of Meeus index or 1290 from Brown series.
Length of current 337 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 7 minutes. It is 2 hours and 25 minutes longer than next lunation 338 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 37 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 32 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠278.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠308.6°. 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 14 April 2027 at 00:41 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 April 2027 at 21:21 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 370 160 km (230 007 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 170 km (251 140 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 15 April 2027 at 16:31 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 29 April 2027 at 13:24 in ♒ Aquarius.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 11 April 2027 at 19:29 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.412°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.312° in the next southern standstill on 25 April 2027 at 01:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 3 days on 20 April 2027 at 22:27 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.