Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 October 2027 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2027 | October 2027

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

Waning Crescent 30% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 30% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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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 22 October 2027 at 17:29.

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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1929".

Beaver Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2027 after 20 days on 14 November 2027 at 03:26.

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 24 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.

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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 apogee

14 days after point of apogee on 9 October 2027 at 15:47 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 25 October 2027 at 05:36 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 363 578 km

The Moon is 363 578 km (225 917 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 651 km (229 069 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 23 October 2027 at 08:15 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 5 November 2027 at 16:54 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

14 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 northern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 20 October 2027 at 01:41 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.793°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.700° at the point of next southern standstill on 2 November 2027 at 01:17 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 29 October 2027 at 13:36 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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