Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 9 August 2028 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 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 first ∠3° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2028 after 25 days on 3 September 2028 at 23:48.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
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 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 8 August 2028 at 12:54 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 August 2028 at 04:10 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 404 678 km (251 455 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 074 km (222 497 mi).
5 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 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 August 2028 at 02:04 in ♋ Cancer.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 1 August 2028 at 00:38 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.931°. Next 6 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 10 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.