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Moon phase on 4 September 2028 Monday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | September 2028

Full Moon phase
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Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 15 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 3 September 2028 at 23:48 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1903".

It is Harvest Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Harvest of September 2028.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunation 354 / 1307

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 20:03, this is 14 days after last perigee on 21 August 2028 at 04:10 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 18 September 2028 at 14:23 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 406 398 km

This apogee Moon is 406 398 km (252 524 mi) away from Earth. It is 990 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 311 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

4 days after its ascending node on 30 August 2028 at 20:39 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 September 2028 at 09:06 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

4 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 after southern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 28 August 2028 at 06:28 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.819°. Next 7 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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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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