Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 9 February 2028 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | February 2028

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

Waxing Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 3 February 2028 at 19:10.

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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1965"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1945".

Snow Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2028 after 1 day 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 347 / 1300

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 347 of Meeus index or 1300 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.81 days

Length of current 347 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 25 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2028. It is 1 hour and 31 minutes longer than next lunation 348 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 41 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 22 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠161.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠161.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠186.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon before perigee

11 days after point of apogee on 28 January 2028 at 15:31 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 10 February 2028 at 19:53 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 364 740 km

Moon is 364 740 km (226 639 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 678 km (221 629 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♌ Leo at 08:56 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 22 February 2028 at 13:11 in ♑ Capricorn.

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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

2 days after previous North standstill on 6 February 2028 at 12:59 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.601°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.565° in the next southern standstill on 19 February 2028 at 03:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 10 February 2028 at 15:04 in ♌ Leo, 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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