Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 11 February 2028 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Virgo.

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

Waning Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 10 February 2028 at 15:04.

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 passing about ∠5° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1944".

Snow Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2028 after 28 days on 11 March 2028 at 01:06.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 347 / 1300

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 347 of Meeus index or 1300 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.81 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 19 hours and 25 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2028. It is 1 hour and 31 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 6 hours and 41 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 22 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠161.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠161.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠186.5°.

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 10 February 2028 at 19:53 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 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 24 February 2028 at 16:26 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 363 439 km

The Moon is 363 439 km (225 831 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 13 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 563 km (252 627 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after descending node on 9 February 2028 at 08:56 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 22 February 2028 at 13:11 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

16 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

4 days since the previous standstill on 6 February 2028 at 12:59 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.601°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.565° at the point of next southern standstill on 19 February 2028 at 03:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 25 February 2028 at 10:37 in ♓ Pisces 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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