Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 30 August 2028 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 27 August 2028 at 01:36.
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 ∠18° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1820" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2028 after 4 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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 354 of Meeus index or 1307 from Brown series.
Length of current 354 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 40 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2028. It is 53 minutes shorter than next lunation 355 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 4 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 5 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠347.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠2.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
9 days after point of perigee on 21 August 2028 at 04:10 in ♍ Virgo. 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 4 September 2028 at 20:03 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 393 880 km (244 746 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 398 km (252 524 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 20:39 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 14 September 2028 at 09:06 in ♋ Cancer.
At 20:39 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
2 days after previous South standstill on 28 August 2028 at 06:28 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.819°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.693° in the next northern standstill on 12 September 2028 at 01:18 in ♊ Gemini.
After 4 days on 3 September 2028 at 23:48 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.