Gibbous ♊ Gemini
Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 87% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 3 October 2028 at 16:25.
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 leaving the last ∠3° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♊ Gemini later.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1824" and ∠1920".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2028 after 25 days on 2 November 2028 at 09:17.
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 355 of Meeus index or 1308 from Brown series.
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°).
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.
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°.
5 days after point of apogee on 1 October 2028 at 21:38 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 17 October 2028 at 00:41 in ♎ Libra.
The Moon is 393 057 km (244 234 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 010 km (223 078 mi).
10 days after ascending node on 26 September 2028 at 22:21 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 11 October 2028 at 11:37 in ♋ Cancer.
10 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
12 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 day to face maximum declination of ∠25.447° at the point of next northern standstill on 9 October 2028 at 07:11 in ♊ Gemini.
In 10 days on 18 October 2028 at 02:57 in ♎ Libra 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.