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Moon phase on 28 May 2027 Friday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2027 | May 2027

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

Last Quarter 51% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 51% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 28 May 2027 at 13:58 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 ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1789"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1789" and ∠1893".

Strawberry Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2027 after 21 days on 19 June 2027 at 00:44.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 4 June 2027 at 19:40
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 11 June 2027 at 10:56
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 19 June 2027 at 00:44
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 27 June 2027 at 04:54

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 338 / 1291

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

2 days after point of apogee on 25 May 2027 at 15:13 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 6 June 2027 at 14:54 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 400 755 km

The Moon is 400 755 km (249 018 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 703 km (224 752 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 26 May 2027 at 15:22 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 8 June 2027 at 19:23 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

6 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 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.143° at the point of next northern standstill on 5 June 2027 at 10:02 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 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.

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