Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 30 April 2027 Friday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2027 | April 2027

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

Waning Crescent 34% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 34% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 28 April 2027 at 20:18.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♓ Pisces later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1784"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1784" and ∠1905".

Flower Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2027 after 19 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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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

2 days 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 9 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 401 830 km

The Moon is 401 830 km (249 686 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 635 km (227 816 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 29 April 2027 at 13:24 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 12 May 2027 at 17:03 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

1 day 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 southern standstill

5 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 8 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 5 days

In 5 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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