Moon ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 3 August 2028 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 28 July 2028 at 17:40.
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 ∠21° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1811" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2028 after 1 day on 5 August 2028 at 08:10.
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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 353 of Meeus index or 1306 from Brown series.
Length of current 353 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 42 minutes. It is 2 minutes longer than next lunation 354 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 2 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 7 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠330.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠347.7°. 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°).
10 days after point of perigee on 23 July 2028 at 22:14 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 8 August 2028 at 12:54 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 395 748 km (245 906 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 894 km (252 211 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 16:20 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 18 August 2028 at 02:04 in ♋ Cancer.
At 16:20 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
2 days after previous South standstill on 1 August 2028 at 00:38 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.931°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.876° in the next northern standstill on 15 August 2028 at 17:21 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day on 5 August 2028 at 08:10 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.