Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 17 April 2027 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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

Waxing Gibbous 86% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 86% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 13 April 2027 at 22:57.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1936"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1936" and ∠1911".

Pink Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2027 after 3 days on 20 April 2027 at 22:27.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 13 May 2027 at 04:44

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 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.

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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 after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 14 April 2027 at 00:41 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 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 27 April 2027 at 21:21 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 370 160 km

The Moon is 370 160 km (230 007 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 170 km (251 140 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 15 April 2027 at 16:31 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 29 April 2027 at 13:24 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

15 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 northern standstill

5 days 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 7 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 3 days

In 3 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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