Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 17 June 2027 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2027 | June 2027

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

Waxing Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 11 June 2027 at 10:56.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1806"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1806" and ∠1889".

Strawberry Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2027 after 1 day on 19 June 2027 at 00:44.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 19 June 2027 at 00:44
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 27 June 2027 at 04:54
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 4 July 2027 at 03:02
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 10 July 2027 at 18:39

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 339 / 1292

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.

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Synodic month length 29.31 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 22 minutes. It is 19 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 5 hours and 22 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 47 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠330.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠330.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠347.4°.

Moon before perigee

10 days after point of perigee on 6 June 2027 at 14:54 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 22 June 2027 at 05:08 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 396 827 km

The Moon is 396 827 km (246 577 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 698 km (252 089 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after descending node on 8 June 2027 at 19:23 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 22 June 2027 at 18:25 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

21 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days since the previous standstill on 5 June 2027 at 10:02 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.143°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-27.134° at the point of next southern standstill on 18 June 2027 at 14:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 19 June 2027 at 00:44 in ♑ Capricorn 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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