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Moon phase on 29 April 2027 Thursday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2027 | April 2027

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

Last Quarter 44% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 44% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 28 April 2027 at 20:18 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 in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1774"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1905".

Flower Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2027 after 20 days on 20 May 2027 at 10:59.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 6 May 2027 at 10:58
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 13 May 2027 at 04:44
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 20 May 2027 at 10:59
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 28 May 2027 at 13:58

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 337 / 1290

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last 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 apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 27 April 2027 at 21:21 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 9 May 2027 at 20:07 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 404 013 km

The Moon is 404 013 km (251 042 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 635 km (227 816 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 13:24 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 12 May 2027 at 17:03 in ♌ Leo.

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New draconic month

At 13:24 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 25 April 2027 at 01:45 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.312°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.225° at the point of next northern standstill on 9 May 2027 at 01:45 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 days on 6 May 2027 at 10:58 in ♉ Taurus 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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