Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 19 August 2027 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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

Waning Gibbous 96% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 17 August 2027 at 07:29.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1794"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1794" and ∠1896".

Sturgeon Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2027 after 27 days on 15 September 2027 at 23:04.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 341 / 1294

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 341 of Meeus index or 1294 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.32 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 36 minutes. It is 1 hour and 19 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 8 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 1 minute longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠2.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠2.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠18.2°.

Moon after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 15 August 2027 at 14:23 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 30 August 2027 at 15:36 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 399 425 km

The Moon is 399 425 km (248 191 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 208 km (223 202 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after ascending node on 16 August 2027 at 05:51 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 29 August 2027 at 23:01 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

3 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

7 days since the previous standstill on 12 August 2027 at 02:05 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.209°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.172° at the point of next northern standstill on 26 August 2027 at 14:14 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 31 August 2027 at 17:41 in ♍ Virgo 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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