Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 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 first ∠0° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1802" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2028 after 3 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.
The length of the 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 the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 4 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 5 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠347.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠2.9°.
10 days after point of perigee on 21 August 2028 at 04:10 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 4 September 2028 at 20:03 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 397 749 km (247 150 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 398 km (252 524 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 30 August 2028 at 20:39 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 14 September 2028 at 09:06 in ♋ Cancer.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 28 August 2028 at 06:28 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.819°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.693° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 September 2028 at 01:18 in ♊ Gemini.
In 3 days on 3 September 2028 at 23:48 in ♓ Pisces the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.