Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 83% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 7 September 2027 at 18:31.
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 ∠0° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1906".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2027 after 4 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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 342 of Meeus index or 1295 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 55 minutes. It is 2 hours and 5 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 3 hours and 49 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 20 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠18.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠36.7°.
Moon is at apogee at 23:39. It is 12 days after previous perigee on 30 August 2027 at 15:36 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 16 days, until point of next perigee on 27 September 2027 at 20:12 in ♌ Leo.
This apogee Moon is 405 384 km (251 894 mi) away from Earth. It is 24 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 325 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
12 days after descending node on 29 August 2027 at 23:01 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 12 September 2027 at 11:26 in ♒ Aquarius.
26 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 8 September 2027 at 08:57 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.122°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.015° at the point of next northern standstill on 22 September 2027 at 20:33 in ♊ Gemini.
In 4 days on 15 September 2027 at 23:04 in ♓ Pisces the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.