Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 5 May 2028 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 2 May 2028 at 02:26.
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 first ∠1° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1902".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2028 after 3 days on 8 May 2028 at 19:49.
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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 350 of Meeus index or 1303 from Brown series.
Length of current 350 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 29 minutes. It is 2 hours and 18 minutes longer than next lunation 351 length.
Length of current synodic month is 15 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 54 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠243.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠278.2°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 10:31, this is 15 days after last apogee on 19 April 2028 at 15:13 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 17 May 2028 at 09:55 in ♓ Pisces.
This perigee Moon is 366 533 km (227 753 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 025 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 3 823 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
4 days after its descending node on 30 April 2028 at 22:47 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 May 2028 at 20:46 in ♑ Capricorn.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 28 April 2028 at 08:04 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.020°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.961° in the next southern standstill on 11 May 2028 at 03:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 3 days on 8 May 2028 at 19:49 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.