Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 23 October 2027 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 22 October 2027 at 17:29.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1929".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2027 after 21 days on 14 November 2027 at 03:26.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
13 days after point of apogee on 9 October 2027 at 15:47 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 25 October 2027 at 05:36 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 363 353 km (225 777 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 651 km (229 069 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♌ Leo at 08:15 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 5 November 2027 at 16:54 in ♒ Aquarius.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 20 October 2027 at 01:41 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.793°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.700° in the next southern standstill on 2 November 2027 at 01:17 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 days on 29 October 2027 at 13:36 in ♎ Libra, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.