Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 19 July 2027 Monday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1888".
The Full Moon this days is the Buck of July 2027.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 340 of Meeus index or 1293 from Brown series.
Length of current 340 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 next lunation 341 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 41 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 28 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠347.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠2.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 11:52, this is 14 days after last perigee on 4 July 2027 at 20:55 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 2 August 2027 at 06:28 in ♌ Leo.
This apogee Moon is 406 217 km (252 412 mi) away from Earth. It is 809 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 492 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 23:33 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 2 August 2027 at 12:33 in ♌ Leo.
At 23:33 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
3 days after previous South standstill on 15 July 2027 at 20:16 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.184°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.208° in the next northern standstill on 30 July 2027 at 05:47 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.