Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 21 December 2027 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 20 December 2027 at 09:11.
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 ∠14° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1933" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2028 after 21 days on 12 January 2028 at 04:03.
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 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 16 December 2027 at 02:21 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 January 2028 at 03:52 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 370 797 km (230 403 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 633 km (252 049 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 16 December 2027 at 12:21 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 December 2027 at 00:51 in ♒ Aquarius.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 13 December 2027 at 16:06 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.569°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.576° in the next southern standstill on 26 December 2027 at 15:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 days on 27 December 2027 at 20:12 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.