Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 28 July 2023 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 25 July 2023 at 22:07.
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 is passing about ∠7° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1897" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2023 after 4 days on 1 August 2023 at 18:31.
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.
The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 291 of Meeus index or 1244 from Brown series.
Length of current 291 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 6 minutes. It is 56 minutes shorter than next lunation 292 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 22 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 41 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠155.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠179.2°. 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°).
8 days after point of apogee on 20 July 2023 at 06:56 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 2 August 2023 at 05:52 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 377 833 km (234 775 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 311 km (222 023 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 25 July 2023 at 15:05 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 August 2023 at 02:46 in ♈ Aries.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 16 July 2023 at 02:40 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.849°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.924° in the next southern standstill on 30 July 2023 at 11:13 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 4 days on 1 August 2023 at 18:31 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.