Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 16 January 2028 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | January 2028

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 75% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 75% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 12 January 2028 at 04:03.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♍ Virgo

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♎ Libra later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1959"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1959" and ∠1951".

Wolf Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2028 after 25 days on 10 February 2028 at 15:04.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 346 / 1299

The Moon is 19 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.

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Synodic month length 29.79 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 1 minute. It is 25 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 6 hours and 16 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 47 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠132.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠132.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠161.9°.

Moon after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 13 January 2028 at 07:47 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 28 January 2028 at 15:31 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 365 964 km

The Moon is 365 964 km (227 399 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 12 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 387 km (252 517 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after descending node on 12 January 2028 at 21:27 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 26 January 2028 at 07:31 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

6 days since the previous standstill on 10 January 2028 at 02:36 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.604°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.616° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 January 2028 at 21:35 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 days on 26 January 2028 at 15:12 in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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