Last Quarter on

Moon phase on 23 September 2027 Thursday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2027 | September 2027

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 49% illuminated

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.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon is entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1949"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1949" and ∠1912".

Hunter Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2027 after 22 days on 15 October 2027 at 13:47.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 342 / 1295

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.

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Synodic month length 29.37 days

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°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠18.2°

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 before apogee

11 days after point of apogee on 11 September 2027 at 23:39 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 27 September 2027 at 20:12 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 367 767 km

The Moon is 367 767 km (228 520 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 363 455 km (225 840 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 12 September 2027 at 11:26 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 26 September 2027 at 06:04 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 22 September 2027 at 20:33 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.015°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.921° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 October 2027 at 16:53 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 days on 30 September 2027 at 02:36 in ♎ Libra 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.

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