Gibbous ♎ Libra
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 93% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 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 about ∠15° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1950" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2028 after 2 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 12 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.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 29 minutes. It is 2 hours and 18 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 15 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 54 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠243.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠278.2°.
1 day after point of perigee on 5 May 2028 at 10:31 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 17 May 2028 at 09:55 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 367 504 km (228 356 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 276 km (251 205 mi).
5 days after descending node on 30 April 2028 at 22:47 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 13 May 2028 at 20:46 in ♑ Capricorn.
19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
8 days since the previous standstill on 28 April 2028 at 08:04 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.020°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.961° at the point of next southern standstill on 11 May 2028 at 03:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 2 days on 8 May 2028 at 19:49 in ♏ Scorpio 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.