Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 30 September 2028 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | September 2028

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 91% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 91% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 25 September 2028 at 13:10.

Moonrise and moonset

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 entering ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1773"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1917".

Hunter Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2028 after 3 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 355 / 1308

The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 355 of Meeus index or 1308 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.36 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 33 minutes. It is 1 hour and 48 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 4 hours and 11 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 58 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠2.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠2.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠18.5°.

Moon before perigee

11 days after point of perigee on 18 September 2028 at 14:23 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 day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 1 October 2028 at 21:38 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 404 252 km

The Moon is 404 252 km (251 191 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 246 km (252 430 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after ascending node on 26 September 2028 at 22:21 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 11 October 2028 at 11:37 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

3 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 after southern standstill

5 days since the previous standstill on 24 September 2028 at 13:21 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.598°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.447° at the point of next northern standstill on 9 October 2028 at 07:11 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 3 October 2028 at 16:25 in ♈ Aries 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.

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