Gibbous ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 13 January 2028 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 12 January 2028 at 04:03.
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 ∠11° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2028 after 28 days on 10 February 2028 at 15:04.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 346 of Meeus index or 1299 from Brown series.
Length of current 346 lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 1 minute. It is 25 minutes shorter than next lunation 347 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 47 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠132.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠161.9°. 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 07:47, this is 12 days after last apogee on 1 January 2028 at 03:52 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 28 January 2028 at 15:31 in ♒ Aquarius.
This perigee Moon is 359 046 km (223 101 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 462 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 310 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its descending node on 12 January 2028 at 21:27 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 26 January 2028 at 07:31 in ♒ Aquarius.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 10 January 2028 at 02:36 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.604°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.616° in the next southern standstill on 22 January 2028 at 21:35 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 13 days on 26 January 2028 at 15:12 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.