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Moon phase on 11 October 2028 Wednesday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2028 | October 2028

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

Last Quarter 50% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 50% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 11 October 2028 at 11:57 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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1914"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1914" and ∠1923".

Beaver Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2028 after 21 days on 2 November 2028 at 09:17.

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 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last 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 apogee

9 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 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 17 October 2028 at 00:41 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 374 549 km

The Moon is 374 549 km (232 734 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 010 km (223 078 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♋ Cancer at 11:37 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 12 days later on 23 October 2028 at 23:55 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 9 October 2028 at 07:11 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.447°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.357° at the point of next southern standstill on 21 October 2028 at 21:48 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 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.

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