Gibbous ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 15 January 2028 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days 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 ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2028 after 26 days on 10 February 2028 at 15:04.
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 18 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 13 January 2028 at 07:47 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 January 2028 at 15:31 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 364 053 km (226 212 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 387 km (252 517 mi).
2 days 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 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 26 January 2028 at 07:31 in ♒ Aquarius.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 10 January 2028 at 02:36 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.604°. Next 7 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 11 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.