Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 13 January 2028 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Leo.

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

Waning Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 12 January 2028 at 04:03.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1970"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2028 after 28 days on 10 February 2028 at 15:04.

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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 07:47, this is 12 days after last apogee on 1 January 2028 at 03:52 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 28 January 2028 at 15:31 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 359 046 km

This perigee Moon is 359 046 km (223 101 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 462 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 310 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 12 January 2028 at 21:27 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 26 January 2028 at 07:31 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days after previous North standstill on 10 January 2028 at 02:36 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.604°. Next 9 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 13 days

After 13 days on 26 January 2028 at 15:12 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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