Moon* ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 28 June 2026 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 21 June 2026 at 21:55.
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 ∠20° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2026 after 1 day on 29 June 2026 at 23:57.
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.
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 327 of Meeus index or 1280 from Brown series.
Length of current 327 lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 49 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2026. It is 1 hour and 4 minutes shorter than next lunation 328 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 55 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 14 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠2.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠18°. 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 is reaching point of apogee on this date at 07:11, this is 13 days after last perigee on 14 June 2026 at 23:18 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 13 July 2026 at 07:50 in ♋ Cancer.
This apogee Moon is 406 267 km (252 443 mi) away from Earth. It is 859 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 442 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
8 days after its descending node on 19 June 2026 at 17:57 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 July 2026 at 07:51 in ♓ Pisces.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 22:06 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-27.988°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.033° in its northern standstill point on 12 July 2026 at 15:18 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day on 29 June 2026 at 23:57 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.