Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 31 July 2027 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 26 July 2027 at 16:55.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2027 after 16 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 27 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.
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°).
12 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 2 August 2027 at 06:28 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 364 941 km (226 764 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 362 km (222 054 mi).
11 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 August 2027 at 12:33 in ♌ Leo.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 30 July 2027 at 05:47 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.208°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.209° in the next southern standstill on 12 August 2027 at 02:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day 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.