Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 15 December 2027 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2027 | December 2027

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

Waning Gibbous 95% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 95% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 13 December 2027 at 16:09.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1956"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1956" and ∠1950".

Cold Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2028 after 27 days on 12 January 2028 at 04:03.

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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 apogee

11 days after point of apogee on 4 December 2027 at 08:42 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 16 December 2027 at 02:21 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 366 404 km

The Moon is 366 404 km (227 673 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 364 026 km (226 195 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after ascending node on 2 December 2027 at 19:38 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 16 December 2027 at 12:21 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 13 December 2027 at 16:06 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.569°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.576° at the point of next southern standstill on 26 December 2027 at 15:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 27 December 2027 at 20:12 in ♐ Sagittarius 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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