Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 5 August 2028 Saturday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Aquarius.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.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1782" and ∠1892".
The Full Moon this days is the Sturgeon of August 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 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°).
12 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 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 8 August 2028 at 12:54 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 402 153 km (249 886 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 894 km (252 211 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 3 August 2028 at 16:20 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 August 2028 at 02:04 in ♋ Cancer.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 1 August 2028 at 00:38 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.931°. Next 10 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.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.