Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 16 July 2027 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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

Waxing Gibbous 96% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 10 July 2027 at 18:39.

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 is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1784"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1784" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2027 after 2 days on 18 July 2027 at 15:45.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 18 July 2027 at 15:45
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 26 July 2027 at 16:55
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 2 August 2027 at 10:05
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 9 August 2027 at 04:54

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 340 / 1293

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 340 of Meeus index or 1293 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.29 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 3 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2027. It is 33 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 41 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 28 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠347.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠347.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠2.6°.

Moon before perigee

11 days after point of perigee on 4 July 2027 at 20:55 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 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 19 July 2027 at 11:52 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 401 720 km

The Moon is 401 720 km (249 617 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 217 km (252 412 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after descending node on 6 July 2027 at 02:14 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 19 July 2027 at 23:33 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

23 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 after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 15 July 2027 at 20:16 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.184°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.208° at the point of next northern standstill on 30 July 2027 at 05:47 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 days on 18 July 2027 at 15:45 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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