Moon ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 15 August 2027 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 9 August 2027 at 04:54.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1895".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2027 after 1 day on 17 August 2027 at 07:29.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 14:23, this is 13 days after last perigee on 2 August 2027 at 06:28 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 30 August 2027 at 15:36 in ♌ Leo.
This apogee Moon is 406 086 km (252 330 mi) away from Earth. It is 678 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 623 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
12 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 August 2027 at 05:51 in ♒ Aquarius.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 12 August 2027 at 02:05 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.209°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.172° in the next northern standstill on 26 August 2027 at 14:14 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day 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.