Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 89% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 7 June 2028 at 06:09.
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 leaving the last ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1795" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2028 after 26 days on 6 July 2028 at 18:11.
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 351 of Meeus index or 1304 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 11 minutes. It is 1 hour and 37 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 2 hours and 33 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 36 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠278.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠308.1°.
10 days after point of perigee on 31 May 2028 at 06:18 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 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 14 June 2028 at 04:46 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 399 368 km (248 156 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 222 km (251 172 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 02:18 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 24 June 2028 at 06:42 in ♋ Cancer.
At 02:18 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
3 days since the previous standstill on 7 June 2028 at 11:55 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.908°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.920° at the point of next northern standstill on 21 June 2028 at 22:15 in ♊ Gemini.
In 12 days on 22 June 2028 at 18:27 in ♊ Gemini the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.