Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 9 May 2028 Tuesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1887" and ∠1900".
The Full Moon this days is the Flower of May 2028.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 5 May 2028 at 10:31 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 17 May 2028 at 09:55 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 379 779 km (235 984 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 276 km (251 205 mi).
8 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 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 May 2028 at 20:46 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 28 April 2028 at 08:04 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.020°. Next day 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.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.