Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 30 August 2028 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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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 ♑ Capricorn.

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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 27 August 2028 at 01:36.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1820"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1820" and ∠1901".

Harvest Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2028 after 4 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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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 before apogee

9 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 5 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 393 880 km

Moon is 393 880 km (244 746 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 398 km (252 524 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 20:39 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 14 September 2028 at 09:06 in ♋ Cancer.

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New draconic month

At 20:39 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 28 August 2028 at 06:28 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.819°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.693° in the next northern standstill on 12 September 2028 at 01:18 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 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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