Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 28 June 2048 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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

Waning Gibbous 92% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 92% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 26 June 2048 at 02:08.

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 in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1931"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1931" and ∠1887".

Strawberry Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2048 after 26 days on 25 July 2048 at 09:34.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 2 July 2048 at 23:58
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 11 July 2048 at 04:04
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 18 July 2048 at 18:31
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 25 July 2048 at 09:34

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 599 / 1552

The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 599 of Meeus index or 1552 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.63 days

Length of current 599 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 14 minutes. It is 1 hour and 19 minutes longer than next lunation 600 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 30 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 33 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠186.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠186.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠210.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 25 June 2048 at 09:51 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 8 July 2048 at 03:10 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 371 235 km

Moon is 371 235 km (230 675 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 968 km (252 257 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 25 June 2048 at 14:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 9 July 2048 at 07:58 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

3 days after previous South standstill on 24 June 2048 at 23:22 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.752°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.746° in the next northern standstill on 8 July 2048 at 12:46 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 11 July 2048 at 04:04 in ♋ Cancer, 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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