Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 31 August 2027 Tuesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2027 after 15 days on 15 September 2027 at 23:04.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 17:41 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 342 of Meeus index or 1295 from Brown series.
29 days, 8 hours and 55 minutes is the length of new lunation 342. It is 2 hours and 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 343 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 49 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 20 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠18.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠36.7°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 30 August 2027 at 15:36 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 11 September 2027 at 23:39 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 365 205 km (226 928 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 384 km (251 894 mi).
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 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 September 2027 at 11:26 in ♒ Aquarius.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 26 August 2027 at 14:14 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.172°. Next 7 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.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.