Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 28 September 2048 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2048 | September 2048

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

Waning Gibbous 65% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 65% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 22 September 2048 at 04:46.

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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1916".

Harvest Moon before 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2048 after 23 days on 21 October 2048 at 18:25.

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 602 / 1555

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 602 of Meeus index or 1555 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

Length of current 602 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 21 minutes. It is 28 minutes longer than next lunation 603 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 23 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 46 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠276°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠276°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠307.5°. 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 before apogee

12 days after point of perigee on 15 September 2048 at 15:06 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 September 2048 at 06:20 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 405 274 km

Moon is 405 274 km (251 826 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 231 km (251 177 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 18:16 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 12 October 2048 at 07:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon in northern standstill

At 11:46 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠23.189°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-23.082° in its southern standstill point on 12 October 2048 at 03:48 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 7 October 2048 at 17:45 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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