Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 3 November 2028 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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

Waning Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 2 November 2028 at 09:17.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1814"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1814" and ∠1935".

Beaver Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2028 after 28 days on 2 December 2028 at 01:40.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 356 / 1309

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 356 of Meeus index or 1309 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 21 minutes. It is 2 hours and 27 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 2 hours and 23 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 46 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠18.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠18.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠37.4°.

Moon after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 29 October 2028 at 06:55 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 14 November 2028 at 05:53 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 395 029 km

The Moon is 395 029 km (245 460 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 363 613 km (225 939 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after ascending node on 23 October 2028 at 23:55 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 7 November 2028 at 12:08 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

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.

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Moon before northern standstill

12 days since the previous standstill on 21 October 2028 at 21:48 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.357°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.251° at the point of next northern standstill on 5 November 2028 at 12:08 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 16 November 2028 at 13:18 in ♏ Scorpio 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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