Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 28 June 2023 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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

Waxing Gibbous 71% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 71% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 26 June 2023 at 07:50.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon is entering ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1840"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1840" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2023 after 4 days on 3 July 2023 at 11:39.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 3 July 2023 at 11:39
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 10 July 2023 at 01:48
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 17 July 2023 at 18:32
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 25 July 2023 at 22:07

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 290 / 1243

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 290 of Meeus index or 1243 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.58 days

Length of current 290 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 55 minutes. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes shorter than next lunation 291 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 52 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠127.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠127.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠155.7°. 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°).

Moon after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 22 June 2023 at 18:30 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 4 July 2023 at 22:28 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 389 510 km

Moon is 389 510 km (242 030 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 151 km (223 787 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 12:22 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 11 July 2023 at 01:23 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 18 June 2023 at 21:07 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.833°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.840° in the next southern standstill on 3 July 2023 at 01:23 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 3 July 2023 at 11:39 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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