Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 28 October 2026 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 26 October 2026 at 04:12.
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 passing about ∠7° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1932".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2026 after 27 days on 24 November 2026 at 14:53.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 331 of Meeus index or 1284 from Brown series.
Length of current 331 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 12 minutes. It is 2 hours and 38 minutes shorter than next lunation 332 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 28 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 35 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠94.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠129.9°. 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 perigee on this date at 18:01, this is 11 days after last apogee on 16 October 2026 at 22:56 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 13 November 2026 at 17:50 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 364 411 km (226 434 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 903 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 5 945 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
7 days after its ascending node on 21 October 2026 at 08:53 in ♒ Aquarius, 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 3 November 2026 at 03:02 in ♌ Leo.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 16 October 2026 at 02:45 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.892°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.795° in the next northern standstill on 29 October 2026 at 17:40 in ♊ Gemini.
After 11 days on 9 November 2026 at 07:02 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.