Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 9 March 2028 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Leo.

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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 96% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% 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 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 ♌ Leo

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♍ Virgo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1932".

Worm Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2028 after 1 day 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 13 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

13 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 day, 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 363 315 km

Moon is 363 315 km (225 753 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 599 km (222 202 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 7 March 2028 at 18:06 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 20 March 2028 at 16:19 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

15 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

4 days after previous North standstill on 4 March 2028 at 21:13 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.467°. Next 7 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 1 day

After 1 day 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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