Gibbous ♈ Aries
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 91% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 17 August 2027 at 07:29.
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 is passing first ∠3° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1811" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2027 after 26 days on 15 September 2027 at 23:04.
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 17 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.
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°).
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.
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°.
4 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 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 30 August 2027 at 15:36 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 395 884 km (245 991 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 208 km (223 202 mi).
4 days after ascending node on 16 August 2027 at 05:51 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 29 August 2027 at 23:01 in ♌ Leo.
4 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
8 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 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.172° at the point of next northern standstill on 26 August 2027 at 14:14 in ♊ Gemini.
In 11 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.