Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 5 October 2028 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 3 October 2028 at 16:25.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon is entering ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1790"

Lunar disc appears visually 7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1790" and ∠1919".

Hunter Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2028 after 27 days on 2 November 2028 at 09:17.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 355 / 1308

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 1 October 2028 at 21:38 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 October 2028 at 00:41 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 400 357 km

Moon is 400 357 km (248 770 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 010 km (223 078 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 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 5 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

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 24 September 2028 at 13:21 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.598°. Next 3 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 12 days

After 12 days on 18 October 2028 at 02:57 in ♎ Libra, 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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