Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 23 September 2027 Thursday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 49% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 23 September 2027 at 10:20 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1949" and ∠1912".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2027 after 22 days on 15 October 2027 at 13:47.
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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 342 of Meeus index or 1295 from Brown series.
Length of current 342 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 55 minutes. 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°).
11 days after point of apogee on 11 September 2027 at 23:39 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 27 September 2027 at 20:12 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 367 767 km (228 520 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 455 km (225 840 mi).
11 days after its ascending node on 12 September 2027 at 11:26 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 September 2027 at 06:04 in ♌ Leo.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 22 September 2027 at 20:33 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.015°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.921° in the next southern standstill on 5 October 2027 at 16:53 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 days on 30 September 2027 at 02:36 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.