Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 December 2027 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2027 | December 2027

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

Waxing Crescent 18% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 18% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 28 November 2027 at 03:24.

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 ∠0° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1774"

Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1946".

Cold Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2027 after 11 days on 13 December 2027 at 16:09.

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 345 / 1298

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 345 of Meeus index or 1298 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.7 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 48 minutes. It is 2 hours and 12 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 4 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 59 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠96°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠96°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠132.4°.

Moon before perigee

13 days after point of perigee on 19 November 2027 at 00:10 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 4 December 2027 at 08:42 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 404 119 km

The Moon is 404 119 km (251 108 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 663 km (251 446 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 19:38 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 16 December 2027 at 12:21 in ♌ Leo.

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New draconic month

At 19:38 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon after southern standstill

3 days since the previous standstill on 29 November 2027 at 09:10 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.574°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.569° at the point of next northern standstill on 13 December 2027 at 16:06 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 13 December 2027 at 16:09 in ♊ Gemini 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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