Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 28 July 2027 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2027 | July 2027

Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 31% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 31% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 26 July 2027 at 16:55.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♊ Gemini later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1910"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1910" and ∠1890".

Sturgeon Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2027 after 19 days on 17 August 2027 at 07:29.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee

9 days after point of apogee on 19 July 2027 at 11:52 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 2 August 2027 at 06:28 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 375 187 km

The Moon is 375 187 km (233 130 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 362 km (222 054 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after ascending node on 19 July 2027 at 23:33 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 2 August 2027 at 12:33 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

8 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

12 days 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 day 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 4 days

In 4 days on 2 August 2027 at 10:05 in ♌ Leo 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.

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