Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 1 October 2028 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | October 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 ♓ Pisces.

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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 25 September 2028 at 13:10.

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 ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1917".

Hunter Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2028 after 2 days on 3 October 2028 at 16:25.

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 355 / 1308

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 355 of Meeus index or 1308 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.36 days

Length of current 355 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 33 minutes. It is 1 hour and 48 minutes shorter than next lunation 356 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 11 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 58 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠2.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠2.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠18.5°. 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 21:38, this is 13 days after last perigee on 18 September 2028 at 14:23 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 17 October 2028 at 00:41 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 406 246 km

This apogee Moon is 406 246 km (252 430 mi) away from Earth. It is 838 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 463 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

4 days after its ascending node on 26 September 2028 at 22:21 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 11 October 2028 at 11:37 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

6 days after previous South standstill on 24 September 2028 at 13:21 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.598°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.447° in the next northern standstill on 9 October 2028 at 07:11 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 3 October 2028 at 16:25 in ♈ Aries, 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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