Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 89% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days 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 ∠9° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2027 after 26 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 18 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.
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°).
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.
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 is at apogee at 05:08. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 6 June 2027 at 14:54 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next perigee on 4 July 2027 at 20:55 in ♋ Cancer.
This apogee Moon is 405 698 km (252 089 mi) away from Earth. It is 290 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 011 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 18:25 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 6 July 2027 at 02:14 in ♌ Leo.
At 18:25 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
3 days since the previous standstill on 18 June 2027 at 14:51 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.134°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.165° at the point of next northern standstill on 2 July 2027 at 19:52 in ♊ Gemini.
In 11 days on 4 July 2027 at 03:02 in ♋ Cancer 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.