Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 September 2027 Friday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2027 | September 2027

Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 38% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 38% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 23 September 2027 at 10:20.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1963"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1913".

Hunter Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2027 after 21 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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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

12 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 3 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 365 195 km

The Moon is 365 195 km (226 922 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 363 455 km (225 840 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after ascending node on 12 September 2027 at 11:26 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, 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

12 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 11 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 5 days

In 5 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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