Moon ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 17 June 2027 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 11 June 2027 at 10:56.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1806" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2027 after 1 day 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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 339 of Meeus index or 1292 from Brown series.
Length of current 339 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 22 minutes. It is 19 minutes longer than next lunation 340 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 22 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 47 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠330.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠347.4°. 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°).
10 days after point of perigee on 6 June 2027 at 14:54 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 June 2027 at 05:08 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 396 827 km (246 577 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 698 km (252 089 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 8 June 2027 at 19:23 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 June 2027 at 18:25 in ♒ Aquarius.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 5 June 2027 at 10:02 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.143°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.134° in the next southern standstill on 18 June 2027 at 14:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day on 19 June 2027 at 00:44 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.