Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 9 October 2027 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 7 October 2027 at 11:47.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1921".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2027 after 6 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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 343 of Meeus index or 1296 from Brown series.
Length of current 343 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 1 minute. It is 2 hours and 48 minutes shorter than next lunation 344 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 44 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 25 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠36.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠61.7°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 15:47, this is 11 days after last perigee on 27 September 2027 at 20:12 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 25 October 2027 at 05:36 in ♍ Virgo.
This apogee Moon is 404 531 km (251 364 mi) away from Earth. It is 877 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 178 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 14:58 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 23 October 2027 at 08:15 in ♌ Leo.
At 14:58 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
3 days after previous South standstill on 5 October 2027 at 16:53 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.921°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.793° in the next northern standstill on 20 October 2027 at 01:41 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 15 October 2027 at 13:47 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.