Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 26 July 2027 Monday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 52% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 26 July 2027 at 16:55 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1863" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2027 after 21 days on 17 August 2027 at 07:29.
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.
The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last 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°).
7 days after point of apogee on 19 July 2027 at 11:52 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 2 August 2027 at 06:28 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 384 731 km (239 061 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 362 km (222 054 mi).
6 days after its ascending node on 19 July 2027 at 23:33 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 August 2027 at 12:33 in ♌ Leo.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 15 July 2027 at 20:16 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.184°. Next 3 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.
After 6 days on 2 August 2027 at 10:05 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.