Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 22 December 2027 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2027 | December 2027

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

Waning Crescent 28% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 28% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 20 December 2027 at 09:11.

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 ♎ Libra

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♏ Scorpio later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1912"

Lunar disc appears visually 2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1912" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2028 after 20 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 24 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.

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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 after perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 16 December 2027 at 02:21 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 1 January 2028 at 03:52 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 374 859 km

The Moon is 374 859 km (232 927 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 633 km (252 049 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after descending node on 16 December 2027 at 12:21 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 30 December 2027 at 00:51 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days 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 4 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 5 days

In 5 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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