Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 20 June 2027 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 19 June 2027 at 00:44.
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 ∠15° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2027 after 28 days on 18 July 2027 at 15:45.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
13 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 day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 June 2027 at 05:08 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 404 577 km (251 392 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 698 km (252 089 mi).
11 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 June 2027 at 18:25 in ♒ Aquarius.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 18 June 2027 at 14:51 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.134°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.165° in the next northern standstill on 2 July 2027 at 19:52 in ♊ Gemini.
After 13 days on 4 July 2027 at 03:02 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.