Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 2 August 2027 Monday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2027 after 14 days on 17 August 2027 at 07:29.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 10:05 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 341 of Meeus index or 1294 from Brown series.
29 days, 7 hours and 36 minutes is the length of new lunation 341. It is 1 hour and 19 minutes shorter than next lunation 342 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 8 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 1 minute longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠2.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠18.2°. 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 perigee on this date at 06:28, this is 13 days after last apogee on 19 July 2027 at 11:52 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 15 August 2027 at 14:23 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 357 362 km (222 054 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 146 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 994 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♌ Leo at 12:33 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 16 August 2027 at 05:51 in ♒ Aquarius.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 30 July 2027 at 05:47 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.208°. Next 9 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.