Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 5 August 2027 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 2 August 2027 at 10:05.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1937" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2027 after 11 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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 341 of Meeus index or 1294 from Brown series.
Length of current 341 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 36 minutes. 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 2 August 2027 at 06:28 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 15 August 2027 at 14:23 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 370 003 km (229 909 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 086 km (252 330 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 2 August 2027 at 12:33 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 August 2027 at 05:51 in ♒ Aquarius.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 30 July 2027 at 05:47 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.208°. Next 6 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 11 days on 17 August 2027 at 07:29 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.