Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 2 December 2027 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 28 November 2027 at 03:24.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2027 after 11 days on 13 December 2027 at 16:09.
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 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.
Length of current 345 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 48 minutes. It is 2 hours and 12 minutes shorter than next lunation 346 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 4 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 59 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠96°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠132.4°. 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 perigee on 19 November 2027 at 00:10 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 4 December 2027 at 08:42 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 404 119 km (251 108 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 663 km (251 446 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 19:38 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 16 December 2027 at 12:21 in ♌ Leo.
At 19:38 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
3 days after previous South standstill on 29 November 2027 at 09:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.574°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.569° in the next northern standstill on 13 December 2027 at 16:06 in ♊ Gemini.
After 11 days on 13 December 2027 at 16:09 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.