Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 8 August 2028 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 5 August 2028 at 08:10.
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 passing about ∠21° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2028 after 26 days on 3 September 2028 at 23:48.
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 17 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.
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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 12:54, this is 15 days after last perigee on 23 July 2028 at 22:14 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 21 August 2028 at 04:10 in ♍ Virgo.
This apogee Moon is 405 894 km (252 211 mi) away from Earth. It is 486 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 815 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
4 days 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 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 August 2028 at 02:04 in ♋ Cancer.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 1 August 2028 at 00:38 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.931°. Next 7 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 11 days on 20 August 2028 at 10:44 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.