Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 30 October 2028 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 25 October 2028 at 04:53.
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 about ∠6° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1933".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2028 after 2 days on 2 November 2028 at 09:17.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
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 356 of Meeus index or 1309 from Brown series.
Length of current 356 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 21 minutes. It is 2 hours and 27 minutes shorter than next lunation 357 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 23 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 46 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠18.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠37.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
1 day after point of apogee on 29 October 2028 at 06:55 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 November 2028 at 05:53 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 405 158 km (251 754 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 613 km (225 939 mi).
6 days after its ascending node on 23 October 2028 at 23:55 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 7 November 2028 at 12:08 in ♋ Cancer.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 21 October 2028 at 21:48 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.357°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.251° in the next northern standstill on 5 November 2028 at 12:08 in ♊ Gemini.
After 2 days on 2 November 2028 at 09:17 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.