Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 12 April 2028 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 9 April 2028 at 10:27.
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 first ∠4° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1873" and ∠1913".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2028 after 26 days on 8 May 2028 at 19:49.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 349 of Meeus index or 1302 from Brown series.
Length of current 349 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 16 minutes. It is 2 hours and 47 minutes longer than next lunation 350 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 32 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 31 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠212.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠243.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
4 days after point of perigee on 7 April 2028 at 16:02 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 19 April 2028 at 15:13 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 382 738 km (237 822 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 100 km (251 717 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 3 April 2028 at 22:08 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 April 2028 at 17:56 in ♑ Capricorn.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 1 April 2028 at 03:04 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.235°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.138° in the next southern standstill on 13 April 2028 at 18:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 12 days on 24 April 2028 at 19:47 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.