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Moon phase on 27 August 2028 Sunday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | August 2028

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

First Quarter 55% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 55% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 27 August 2028 at 01:36 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1886"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1886" and ∠1900".

Harvest Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2028 after 7 days on 3 September 2028 at 23:48.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 354 / 1307

The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 354 of Meeus index or 1307 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.32 days

Length of current 354 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 40 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2028. It is 53 minutes shorter than next lunation 355 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 4 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 5 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠347.7°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠347.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠2.9°. 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 after perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 21 August 2028 at 04:10 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 4 September 2028 at 20:03 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 379 956 km

Moon is 379 956 km (236 094 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 398 km (252 524 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 18 August 2028 at 02:04 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 August 2028 at 20:39 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

23 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 before southern standstill

11 days after previous North standstill on 15 August 2028 at 17:21 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.876°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.819° in the next southern standstill on 28 August 2028 at 06:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 3 September 2028 at 23:48 in ♓ Pisces, 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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