Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 6 August 2028 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 5 August 2028 at 08:10.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♓ Pisces later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1773"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1892".

Sturgeon Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2028 after 28 days on 3 September 2028 at 23:48.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 353 / 1306

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 353 of Meeus index or 1306 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.32 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 42 minutes. It is 2 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°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 2 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 7 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠330.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠330.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠347.7°.

Moon before perigee

13 days after point of perigee on 23 July 2028 at 22:14 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 8 August 2028 at 12:54 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 404 166 km

The Moon is 404 166 km (251 137 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 894 km (252 211 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after ascending node on 3 August 2028 at 16:20 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 18 August 2028 at 02:04 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

5 days since the previous standstill on 1 August 2028 at 00:38 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.931°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.876° at the point of next northern standstill on 15 August 2028 at 17:21 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 20 August 2028 at 10:44 in ♌ Leo 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.

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