Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 28 December 2027 Tuesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1790" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2028 after 14 days on 12 January 2028 at 04:03.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 20:12 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 346 of Meeus index or 1299 from Brown series.
29 days, 19 hours and 1 minute is the length of new lunation 346. It is 25 minutes shorter than next lunation 347 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 47 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠132.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠161.9°. 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°).
12 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 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 January 2028 at 03:52 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 400 501 km (248 860 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 633 km (252 049 mi).
11 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 December 2027 at 00:51 in ♒ Aquarius.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 26 December 2027 at 15:52 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.576°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.604° in the next northern standstill on 10 January 2028 at 02:36 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.