Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 7 March 2028 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | March 2028

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

Waxing Gibbous 82% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 82% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 4 March 2028 at 09:02.

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 leaving the last ∠2° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1958"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1958" and ∠1933".

Worm Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2028 after 3 days on 11 March 2028 at 01:06.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 11 March 2028 at 01:06
  • Last Quarter in Sagittarius ♐ on 17 March 2028 at 23:23
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 26 March 2028 at 04:31
  • First Quarter in Cancer ♋ on 2 April 2028 at 19:15

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 348 / 1301

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 348 of Meeus index or 1301 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.75 days

Length of current 348 lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 54 minutes. It is 2 hours and 38 minutes longer than next lunation 349 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 10 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 53 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠186.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠186.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠212.1°. 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 24 February 2028 at 16:26 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 March 2028 at 08:23 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 366 142 km

Moon is 366 142 km (227 510 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 599 km (222 202 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♋ Cancer at 18:06 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 20 March 2028 at 16:19 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, 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 4 March 2028 at 21:13 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.467°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.380° in the next southern standstill on 17 March 2028 at 10:25 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 11 March 2028 at 01:06 in ♍ Virgo, 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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