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Moon phase on 8 October 2027 Friday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2027 | October 2027

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

First Quarter 59% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 59% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 7 October 2027 at 11:47 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1772"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1921".

Hunter Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2027 after 7 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 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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

10 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 day, 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 404 529 km

The Moon is 404 529 km (251 363 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 531 km (251 364 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after descending node on 26 September 2027 at 06:04 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 9 October 2027 at 14:58 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

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.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days 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 11 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 7 days

In 7 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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