Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 85% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 20 May 2027 at 10:59.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2027 after 25 days on 19 June 2027 at 00:44.
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.
The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 338 of Meeus index or 1291 from Brown series.
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°).
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.
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°.
14 days after point of perigee on 9 May 2027 at 20:07 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 25 May 2027 at 15:13 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 405 135 km (251 739 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 801 km (251 532 mi).
11 days after descending node on 12 May 2027 at 17:03 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 26 May 2027 at 15:22 in ♒ Aquarius.
24 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
2 days since the previous standstill on 22 May 2027 at 08:52 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.162°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.143° at the point of next northern standstill on 5 June 2027 at 10:02 in ♊ Gemini.
In 11 days on 4 June 2027 at 19:40 in ♊ Gemini 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.