Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 11 January 2028 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 14 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | January 2028

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

Waxing Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and growing larger. The 14 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 5 January 2028 at 01:40.

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 in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1947"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1947" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2028 after 1 day on 12 January 2028 at 04:03.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 346 / 1299

The Moon is 14 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 346 of Meeus index or 1299 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.79 days

Length of current 346 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 1 minute. It is 25 minutes shorter than next lunation 347 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠132.4°

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°).

Moon before perigee

10 days after point of apogee on 1 January 2028 at 03:52 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 13 January 2028 at 07:47 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 368 241 km

Moon is 368 241 km (228 814 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 046 km (223 101 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 30 December 2027 at 00:51 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 January 2028 at 21:27 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 10 January 2028 at 02:36 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.604°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.616° in the next southern standstill on 22 January 2028 at 21:35 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 12 January 2028 at 04:03 in ♋ Cancer, 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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