Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 73% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 4 March 2028 at 09:02.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1942" and ∠1933".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2028 after 4 days on 11 March 2028 at 01:06.
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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 348 of Meeus index or 1301 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 17 hours and 54 minutes. It is 2 hours and 38 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°).
The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 10 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 53 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠186.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠212.1°.
10 days after point of apogee on 24 February 2028 at 16:26 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 10 March 2028 at 08:23 in ♍ Virgo.
The Moon is 369 174 km (229 394 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 599 km (222 202 mi).
12 days after ascending node on 22 February 2028 at 13:11 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 7 March 2028 at 18:06 in ♋ Cancer.
12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 4 March 2028 at 21:13 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.467°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.380° at the point of next southern standstill on 17 March 2028 at 10:25 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 4 days on 11 March 2028 at 01:06 in ♍ Virgo the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.