Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 May 2027 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2027 | May 2027

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

Waxing Crescent 6% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 6 May 2027 at 10:58.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1947"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1947" and ∠1901".

Flower Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2027 after 11 days on 20 May 2027 at 10:59.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 4 June 2027 at 19:40

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 338 / 1291

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 338 of Meeus index or 1291 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.36 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 42 minutes. It is 1 hour and 20 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 4 hours and 2 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 7 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠308.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠308.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠330.4°.

Moon before apogee

10 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 day, 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 368 198 km

The Moon is 368 198 km (228 788 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 635 km (227 816 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after ascending node on 29 April 2027 at 13:24 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 4 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

8 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 before northern standstill

13 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 day 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 11 days

In 11 days on 20 May 2027 at 10:59 in ♏ Scorpio 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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