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Moon phase on 15 July 2028 Saturday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | July 2028

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 44% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 44% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 14 July 2028 at 20:57 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon is entering ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1799"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1799" and ∠1888".

Sturgeon Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2028 after 20 days on 5 August 2028 at 08:10.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 22 July 2028 at 03:02
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 28 July 2028 at 17:40
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 5 August 2028 at 08:10
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 13 August 2028 at 11:45

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 352 / 1305

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 352 of Meeus index or 1305 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.36 days

Length of current 352 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 34 minutes. It is 52 minutes longer than next lunation 353 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 10 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 59 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠308.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠308.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠330.4°. 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 after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 11 July 2028 at 22:26 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 July 2028 at 22:14 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 398 428 km

Moon is 398 428 km (247 572 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 633 km (224 708 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after its ascending node on 7 July 2028 at 09:34 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 July 2028 at 16:09 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 4 July 2028 at 18:46 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.933°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.940° in the next northern standstill on 19 July 2028 at 07:49 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 22 July 2028 at 03:02 in ♋ Cancer, 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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