Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 October 2027 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2027 | October 2027

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

Waxing Crescent 40% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 40% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 30 September 2027 at 02:36.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1792"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1792" and ∠1920".

Hunter Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2027 after 9 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 343 / 1296

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 343 of Meeus index or 1296 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 48 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 1 hour and 44 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 25 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠36.7°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠36.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠61.7°.

Moon before perigee

8 days after point of perigee on 27 September 2027 at 20:12 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 9 October 2027 at 15:47 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 399 888 km

The Moon is 399 888 km (248 479 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 531 km (251 364 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after descending node on 26 September 2027 at 06:04 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 9 October 2027 at 14:58 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 5 October 2027 at 16:53 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.921°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.793° at the point of next northern standstill on 20 October 2027 at 01:41 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 15 October 2027 at 13:47 in ♈ Aries 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.

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