Moon* ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 30 August 2027 Monday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 25 August 2027 at 02:27.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2027 after 16 days on 15 September 2027 at 23:04.
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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 perigee on this date at 15:36, this is 15 days after last apogee on 15 August 2027 at 14:23 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 11 September 2027 at 23:39 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 359 208 km (223 202 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 300 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 148 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its descending node on 29 August 2027 at 23:01 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 September 2027 at 11:26 in ♒ Aquarius.
14 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 North standstill on 26 August 2027 at 14:14 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.172°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.122° in the next southern standstill on 8 September 2027 at 08:57 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day on 31 August 2027 at 17:41 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.