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Moon phase on 11 September 2028 Monday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | September 2028

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 56% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 56% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 12 September 2028 at 00:46 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1856"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1856" and ∠1907".

Hunter Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2028 after 22 days on 3 October 2028 at 16:25.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 354 / 1307

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 354 of Meeus index or 1307 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.32 days

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°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠347.7°

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°.

Moon after apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 4 September 2028 at 20:03 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 18 September 2028 at 14:23 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 386 155 km

The Moon is 386 155 km (239 946 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 048 km (221 859 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 30 August 2028 at 20:39 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 14 September 2028 at 09:06 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

11 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 before northern standstill

14 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 day to face maximum declination of ∠25.693° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 September 2028 at 01:18 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 18 September 2028 at 18:24 in ♍ Virgo 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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