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Moon phase on 13 May 2027 Thursday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 53% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.
* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 13 May 2027 at 04:44 UTC.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1899".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2027 after 6 days on 20 May 2027 at 10:59.
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 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 338 of Meeus index or 1291 from Brown series.
Length of current 338 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 42 minutes. It is 1 hour and 20 minutes longer than next lunation 339 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 2 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 7 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠308.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠330.4°. 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 9 May 2027 at 20:07 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 25 May 2027 at 15:13 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 365 751 km (227 267 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 801 km (251 532 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 12 May 2027 at 17:03 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 26 May 2027 at 15:22 in ♒ Aquarius.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 9 May 2027 at 01:45 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.225°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.162° in the next southern standstill on 22 May 2027 at 08:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 days on 20 May 2027 at 10:59 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.